For AgroHorizon, sustainability is a core goal of our Lecithin business

Procurement and Sustainability

AgroHorizon sources raw materials (Lecithins, vegetable oils and auxiliary substances) in Europe. We avoid importing Lecithins from other continents. We buy other ingredients from producers ideally closest to our production sites. Packaging materials are supplied by local manufacturers. Longer transport distances are bridged by intermodal haulage to reduce road transport to a minimum.

AgroHorizon can use Non-GMO soy Lecithins from European origins in its formulations. This ensures the traceability of the lecithin down to the soil. The manufacturing processes are easy to be audited. Cross-contamination with GMOs can be much better prevented than on long and intercontinental supply chains.

Together with European oil millers AgroHorizon develops their Lecithins. For those Non-GM soy Lecithins, the Non-GM soybeans are grown within a short radius around the oil mills.


Production and Sustainability

Because of the minimised distances between the oil mills and our processing plants, we can avoid reheating or keeping crude Lecithins warm. This saves additional energy input. Our production sites partly generate their own energy through solar thermal and/or photovoltaic. This can reduce the purchase of external energy and the reduces the emission of carbon dioxide. AgroHorizon supports every initiative to purchase energy from renewable sources.


Most of our finished products are shipped bulk in ISO containers. Thus, we avoid any packaging material. If customers need smaller quantities than bulk loads, we can use (partially) reconditioned IBC containers, which can be cleaned or again refurbished after use for our Lecithin.

Shipment of finished Lecithins

AgroHorizon constantly strives to combine deliveries to different customers to optimise the utilisation of trucks. Large distances are bridged by intermodal transport to span the largest possible part of the way by train or vessel.