Agropalma SA
palm oil

Agropalma SA


Agropalma is a Brazilian oil palm producer and the largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil in Latin America. The company began its activities in 1982 and now controls its entire production chain, from oil palm seedlings to producing refined conventional and organic palm and palm kernel oil, as well as fats (palm fractions) and shortenings. Agropalma has faced controversy, with allegations of land grabbing, labour and human rights abuses, among other issues. It is just one business segment of the Alfa Group – a business conglomerate that also operates across finance, hotels, retail, and construction. The Alfa Group is owned by the five daughters of Aloysio Andrade de Faria, a banker who died in 2020.

RSPO Member : Yes RSPO Member : Yes

Environmental, Social, Governance Rating (SPOTT)


Source: SPOTT - Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit
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Supply chain position


Grower. Processor of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil. Refiner. Trader.

Refineries / capacity


refineries in Brazil: one in Belem, Para state, and another in Limeira, Sao Paulo state

NDPE policy


No deforestation, No peat, No exploitation

Market served

International, Latin American, European, North American

Parent Company

Alfa Group


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Conventional and organic palm oil and palm kernel oil; vegetable oils for frying, specialty fats (palm fractions) for baking, confectionary and chocolate manufacturing, vegan and plant-based dairy alternatives, oleochemicals and specialty chemicals for cosmetics.


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