• CSR before CSR

    We thought in CSR terms 
    before CSR was invented



We thought in CSR terms before CSR was invented

The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility was still many decades in the future when, in 1908, Palsgaard’s founder Einar Viggo Schou formulated a set of principles which would govern the company’s ethics for the future.

Einar Viggo Schou realized that a company has a major responsibility for the wellbeing of its employees and their families as well as for the local community and society in general, and that it should act accordingly.

This basic principle still guides us today.

A strategic priority

At Palsgaard, CSR is part of our strategic priorities. CSR means conducting ourselves in a responsible manner in every single aspect of our operations: Financially, environmentally and socially.

In comporting ourselves responsibly, we can continue to be a reliable supplier for our customers and an attractive, safe and caring workplace for our employees.

Our CSR efforts are overseen by a dedicated CSR Steering Committee comprising top management. Our 2016 CSR report details our strategic work within four specific CSR focus areas:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy & Environment
  • Products
  • Employees

CSR in the future

Our CSR efforts will continue to focus on:

  • CO2 emissions
  • RSPO-certified palm oil
  • Waste water levels
  • Raw material consumption
  • Accident frequency


We are committed to the UN Global Compact and its ten principles promoting ethical business conduct. Palsgaard’s CSR work is also framed by commitments to organisations such as Denmark's VFSA (Business Network for Social Responsibility), the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex).

Read our newest CSR report here