The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set in 2015 as 17 goals aimed to be achieved by the member states of the United Nations by the end of 2030, to eradicate poverty, protect our planet, and ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity.

As the Agritrade family, we are committed to carrying out all our activities in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Goals

For Sustainable Development

Our Commitment to Sustainability

For Agritrade, sustainability is a journey. It always aims to get better; catches up with newly emerging market trends by taking new steps to improve and deliver solutions that are more sustainable.

Our Progress

Agritrade is committed ato doing its part to engage its own business network into a more inclusive and a sustainable path.

  • Agritrade has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact Principles since 2016, emphasizing the importance of global cooperation to support equality, peace, security, human rights, and sustainable development.

  • Agritrade also has been a sincere supporter of UN WEPs, supporting gender equality at workplace.

  • Agritrade adopted a sustainable plan and strategy towards palm oil sourcing.

  • When Agritrade is approached by its business counterparts, it embraces and starts to monitor its supplier system and engagement and improve itself for proactively addressing non-compliance.

At Agritrade, the aim is to leave no one behind, and therefore we believe that cooperation is the key to success. Thus, we have developed solutions including our business associates. We are highly committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

We are committed and engaged with our entire organization to make sustainability happen. Supported by a strong governance structure, we track progress and make sure we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN WEPs, and Birlikte Gucluyuz led by Unilever Turkey.

Agritrade Co Ltd Responsible Palm Oil Policy (Incorporating No Deforestation, No Peat & No Exploitation - NDPE)

Introduction and Scope

Palm oil is a crucial edible oil that offers job opportunities, empowers communities, and supports livelihoods. On one hand, it is known to be one of the most cost-effective oilseed crops as it has the highest yield per hectare while using the least area compared to other vegetable oil crops. On the other hand, the production of palm oil has revealed undeniable concerns over human rights abuse and exploitation of the local communities and lands.

To help address and recognize these challenges, Agritrade is committed to supplying palm oil responsibly by safeguarding the environment and supporting the communities living and working in palm oil plantations. Agritrade believes all agricultural supply chains should be environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial to local communities.

This policy is applicable as of April 1, 2021, to all purchasing operations and we expect all our third-party suppliers of oil palm products and its derivatives to adhere to these commitments in their operations. Agritrade will work to ensure that our third-party suppliers comply to our policy and Agritrade will only source through the transparent and traceable network.

Our Commitments

To achieve our long-term commitments for a sustainable palm oil industry, we aim to ensure a transparent, traceable, and responsible supply chain by adopting no deforestation, no peatland planting and no exploitation of local communities and workers in palm oil plantation.

Agritrade’s commitment is further explained in the following core items:

  • Compliance
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Social Responsibility
  • Engagement and Inclusivity
  • Transparent and Traceable Supply Chain
  • RSPO - Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

    Palm oil has been an essential component of the human dietary for millions of people in the world and a significant raw material for the food industry and chemical industry.

    Unfortunately, uncontrolled, and mismanaged palm oil production is also one of the main causes of deforestation, species extinction, high greenhouse gas emissions, or human rights violations in leading producing countries.

    In order to mitigate this negative aspect of palm oil production, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was established in 2004 by the leading companies in the industry and NGOs with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products.

    Agritrade is the only palm oil dealer in Turkey that holds the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate.

    Agritrade Member Number: 2-0656-16-000-00

  • ISCC - International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

    The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular and bio-based materials, and renewables.

    The objectives of the ISCC system are to establish an international, practically viable, and transparent system for certifying biomass and bioenergy. With proper certification, ISCC can:

    • Contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
    • Promote sustainable use of land
    • Promote traceability
    • Protect natural biospheres
    • Ensure social sustainability

    Agritrade has been following all developments, as a leading company in the vegetable oil sector. As a trader, Agritrade is the first Turkish company who holds an ISCC certificate. Additionally, first bookings have already been confirmed for ISCC products for the EU.

    ISCC Registration Number: ISCC-Reg-11067

  • UN Global Compact

    Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies, and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies not only uphold their basic responsibilities to people and the planet but also set the stage for long-term success.

    As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we are committed to living out the Compact’s principles on human rights, labor standards, environment, and anti-corruption in everyday business operations.

    We report on our activity around the ten UN Global Compact’s Principles covering human rights, labor standards, gender equality, environmental responsibility, and business integrity (anti-corruption) in our annual Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP).

    Our 2021 Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) self-assessment is available here:

Grievance Procedure

As Agritrade, we support and protect the rights of workers, land owners, indigenous people, and local communities. We encourage and support the responsible acquisition and management of land, and implement best-practice environmental standards which include policies of no deforestation, no peat and no exploitation.

How it Works

This Grievance Procedure has been established for Agritrade to address grievances from parties, including individuals, government organizations and non-governmental organizations concerning the implementation of AGT’s No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) Policy. We recognize that providing this feedback mechanism for stakeholders is important because it helps in the monitoring of compliance with Agritrade’s NDPE policy throughout our operations and supply chain.

The Grievance Procedure also promotes transparency and accountability, through disclosure of our full list of grievances, with updates on our actions to address them.

Grievances can be submitted through any of the following channels:

By Telephone To

+90 232 484 5863

In Writing To

Agritrade Co Ltd Cumhuriyet Bulvarı No 109/79 – 35210, Konak İzmir


Agritrade Sustainability Department (Grievance Coordinator)

Ineligible Grievance List

As per Agritrade’s Grievance Procedure, we aim to investigate all cases which are received. Based on the evidence received to date, the cases listed here are those that are classified as ineligible grievances and will not be further investigated.