A Vision of Sustainable Palm Oil
Natural Habitats was founded in 2009 by Alfons van der Aa, a Dutch entrepreneur with a vision for redefining the palm oil industry. With a background in international business, strategic management, and building companies from the ground up, Alfons recognized that the conventional palm oil industry was causing severe negative impacts on the environment, native species and local communities, and was convinced that it could be done differently. In fact, Alfons founded Natural Habitats with the intention of proving that palm could be grown for good, at scale, to positively impact the planet and create sustainable livelihoods. It was this vision that inspired Alfons to create the first 100% organic, fully integrated supply chain in the palm oil industry.