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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers



Member since

15 February 2012

Dan Cake (Portugal), S.A.


Dan Cake Portugal SA, commonly known as Dan Cake, is a Portuguese company founded in 1978 whose core business is the development, production and sale of crackers, biscuits, toasts and conservation cakes. Brand always present in the minds of the Portuguese population, Dan Cake is known nationally and internationally for its range of products. Internationally, Dan Cake is the brand for Portuguese-speaking countries (except East Timor), existing the brand Danesita for the other countries. In addition to its brands, Dan Cake also has a significant portion of sales to third-party trademarks, retailers and co-packers, such as Lidl, Aldi, Dia, Sonae, Jeronimo Martins, Edeka, Brioche Pasquier, Walmart. The main markets are European which the main countries are Germany, Spain, France and Italy. In recent years, Dan Cake won new markets such as Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and now Dan cake is present in about 80 countries on five continents, with exports in 2010 represented 73% of total sales. The value of turnover was 65 million? in 2010. Dan Cake has to offer a very broad portfolio of products: Butter Cookies, crackers, swiss-roll and family cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins and Magdalene, cookies and biscuits, croissants, popcorn, Wafels, lady fingers and snacks. These represent a significantly different volume of sales, representing the family of Butter Cookies and family cakes 50% of sales. The company has two sites in Coimbra and in Povoa de Santa Iria, a total of 20 production lines. In the production departament we have about 70% of the 600 total employes. Dan Cake aims to develop and produce safe food products with the best quality, favoring the use of natural ingredients, of national origin, investing on innovation and continuous improvement as the way of affirming the Portuguese market and enhance the penetration international markets, ensuring the satisfaction of its customers and consumers. The commercial vision of the company needed to sustainability practices is combined with active social responsibility, environmental and legal requirements.

ACOP Report Submissions

  • Dan_Cake__Portugal___S_A_-ACOP2018.pdf
  •  Late Submission 46.8 KB
    2017 dan cake portugal s.a.-ACOP2017.pdf 28.2 KB
    2016 dan cake portugal s.a.-ACOP2016.pdf 27.7 KB
    2015 dan cake (portugal), s.a.-ACOP2015.pdf 20.2 KB
    2014 dan cake (portugal), s.a.-ACOP2014b.pdf 18.9 KB

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    As big users of palm fat, by becoming members of the RSPO we will contribute to the sustainability of the supply chain of the palm. It is the policy of Dan Cake developing a business based on social responsibility practices and the use of sustainable raw material source is one of the ways we can develop our mission while participating in global supply chain. Internally we will gradualy replace palm fat by RSPO certifyed palm, for several references. With our suppliers, we will approve only those who are certified as providers of RSPO palm, and request the other to became also certified as the way of contributing to our businees policy and for thir our responsibility in the supply chain. With our customers and consumers, we will post our RSPO certification to the principles adjacent to it.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Being in the final position of the supply chain, through the increasingly significant consumer of RSPO palm fat, we are able to disclose to customers and consumers increasingly this cause, mobilizing public opinion to the problem which is adjacent. On the other hand, we are also contributing to create greater demand on the origin of palm oil to the growing need for sustainable production, contributing to the reversal of the current relationship between the amount of palm oil vs. normal palm oil sustainable source consumed.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    The RSPO principles and criteria are already being implemented in our Quality and Food safety system, the one that compromises the way we have to produce our products with higher standard of quality and food safety and in order to answer to our costumers and consumers requirements. Our quality system is certified and audited yearly. As part of our quality system, we will answer to all the RSO criteria. It also includes the suppliers approval policy, which will include from now on, that all new fat suppliers has to be RSPO certified; it will be also a criteria for regular fat suppliers monitoring and the one that are RSPO certified will benefit with it in our ranking of suppliers.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    We hope to gain an advancement in our sustainability program and also to reduce our footprint in the environment by strengthening our good practices towards the process in which we work. We, being part of this organization, can also provide with any support necessary and strengthen this movement internationally.
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