Sustainability at Henry Lamotte Oils
Taking sustainability to heart and bearing corporate responsibility in a value-oriented manner is part of our self-image. It has made Henry Lamotte Oils' success possible since the company was founded in 1925.
Every day, we work on our vision to be the leading quality supplier of natural oils and related products. Suppliers, customers and all other business partners can rely on our word.
Value creation with appreciation
We source our products from partners in around 50 countries worldwide. We have been working together with many suppliers for decades in a spirit of partnership and trust. This is a secure basis for maximum transparency and traceability of our products.
Regular personal visits to partners around the world provide us with the necessary, extremely multi-faceted picture of the production conditions of our oils and the working conditions. The direct contact contributes significantly to stable relationships and enables joint development.
We set out our demands on quality and social principles in the value chain in our Code of Conduct. Audits and certifications by independent third parties are another component we rely on. We provide structured support to suppliers from risk countries as defined by our partner amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative).
Sustainability and communication
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We welcome questions and comments on sustainability at Henry Lamotte Oils.
Sustainability in practice
Christmas charity effort 2020
We handed over 120 presents and a donation to the well established children's and youth welfare institution Petri & Eichen in Bremen. Our employees had fulfilled individual children's wishes.
Company bike leasing
40 employees took advantage of our company bike leasing offer in the first two years.
In 2019, we have drawn up a CO2 balance sheet for our Bremen sites, from which we are continually deriving measures.
Our first Hemp day
In January 2020, twenty German farmers accepted our invitation to personally exchange information about chances and challenges in the cultivation and processing of hemp – a profitable exchange of knowledge for all participants!
Sustainable Palm Oil
In 2011 we joined the "Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil" (RSPO) and have been trading exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil for several years.
Bees with mentors
In 2019, the first bees moved into a hive on our premises. In the meantime, the bee mentors among our employees look after three colonies that diligently pollinate plants and contribute to biodiversity.
Bicycle campaign 2020
In 2020, our colleagues have cycled almost 40,000 km to work. Every kilometer increased the company's donation to the hospiz:brücke in Bremen. Seriously ill people spend the last part of their lives there.
Castor Oil from India
Our castor oil value chain withstood in spring 2020 during the lockdown due to corona. Intensive cooperation with our Indian partners ensured that our customers received their products and the local people an income.
Christmas donation thanks to trainees
Our trainees created an oil mixture and distributed it against a donation at our Christmas party 2019. They handed over the amount of 2,000 Euro to the Bremen social institution "Alten Eichen" and visited the district project "Boxzeile Huchting".
“In what we do, we respect social principles.”
At Henry Lamotte Oils, this statement applies at all times and to all people – whether employees, suppliers, customers or service providers.
We want to deal with each other fairly and honestly, even when things get stormy.
This is written down in our Code of Conduct.
We convince with the quality of our products and services. Our quality management ensures that the numerous demands of our customers are met and creates reliability and transparency for our partners
Our products in organic quality
As a Hanseatic family business, we bear responsibility for people and the environment in a value-oriented manner. We also offer you a wide range of products in certified organic quality.
Bio stands for organic farming and organic food produced from it, which meets the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation. Independent inspectors regularly check all organic farms in the value chain for the legally defined requirements for organic food.
As an umbrella organisation, Bio Suisse unites over 90 percent of Swiss organic farms. The Bio Suisse guidelines go beyond the requirements of the EU Organic Regulation. They also include, for example, requirements for packaging materials and more extensive regulations for processing.
Naturland is one of the most important organisations of organic farming worldwide. About 65,000 farmers in almost 60 countries farm according to Naturland standards, 4,000 of them in Germany. The standards go beyond the requirements of the EU organic regulation and also cover, for example, social issues. We have been a partner of Naturland since mid-2019.
The international standard ISO 14001 from the International Organization of Standardization specifies requirements for an environmental management system. We are certified since 2016. Within this framework, we record and evaluate all the environmental effects of our operations, for example the consumption of water, electricity and packaging materials. The aim is to constantly minimize these effects.
Excellent family friendly
The state of Bremen together with the "Impulsgeber Zukunft e.V." awarded us the seal "excellent family-friendly". It stands for the recognition of our achievements to date in reconciling work and family life. In addition, we regularly commit ourselves to further measures.
We are audited according to the 4-pillar standard of SMETA. SMETA stands for Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit. SMETA pursues the goal of making the sustainability of value chains transparent. The auditor checks the four pillars of work standards, health and safety at work, environment and business ethics.
Cosmos Organic certified
Cosmetic products cannot be certified according to the EU Eco-Regulation. Nevertheless, Cosmos Organic certified enables safe organic cosmetic products for consumers. The underlying standard is based on the requirements of the EU-Eco-regulation, supplemented by environmental effects during production. COSMOS illuminates the entire value-added chain of a product.
The ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certification programme stands for responsible fish farming. Regulations exist on feeding, water quality, antibiotic use and working conditions on fish farms.
The seal of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) stands for fish from sustainable wild catches. Fish stocks should remain usable in the long term and fishing gear should be used in an environmentally friendly manner. The 28 criteria of the MSC include, for example, that the fish stock is large enough to recover from fishing.
The B2B standard Global Standard and Certification Programme for the Responsible Supply of Fishmeal and Fish Oil (IFFO RS) has been called MarinTrust Standard since mid 2020. It requires that fisheries operate in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization FAO and a recognized quality management standard. The catch area of the fish that are processed into fish oil can be traced.
RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The RSPO aims to help minimise the negative impact of palm oil production on the environment and on people in palm oil producing regions. We are certified for the supply chain models Identity Preserved (IP), Segregated (SG) and Mass Balance (MB).
V-label/vegan and vegetarian
The V-label is a quality seal for vegan and vegetarian products. Initiator is the European Vegetarian Union (EVU), which sees itself as the umbrella organisation for vegetarian and vegan organisations in Europe. So far, the label has mainly established itself in the food sector.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI) is a leading initiative of companies for socially responsible working conditions and environmental protection in global value chains. We are committed to this together with our business partners in the countries of origin, among other things with the help of independent auditors.
Global Shea Alliance
The Global Shea Association (GSA), a non-profit industry association, has 560 members from 35 countries. GSA is committed to a competitive and sustainable shea value chain worldwide.
Fair for Life
The Fair for Life certification program has stood for fair trade and responsible supply chains for over 15 years. Today, more than 3,000 products are certified worldwide. Beyond fair trade and labor rights in accordance with ILO conventions (ILO = International Labour Organization), Fair for Life also promotes environmentally friendly agricultural practices.
The ProTerra Standard is based on the Basel Criteria on Responsible Soy. The standard does not allow for use of GMOs or high conservation area destruction in agricultural production and verifies compliance with the rights of employees.