The company has been working toward this offering as part of its ongoing sustainability initiatives for improved supply-chain traceability and transparency, it says, with a commitment to zero deforestation by 2020 having also been made.
“We know that our partners and the end-consumer want ingredients with responsibly sourced raw materials. We are proud to do our part to help promote mainstream trade and traceability of sustainable palm.” says Art Knox, Vice President, Global Head of Sales at INOLEX.
Mass balance supply chain model
The mass balance supply chain model administratively monitors the trade of RSPO certified oil palm products throughout the entire supply chain, meaning greater levels of transparency can be ensured.
It allows stakeholders throughout the process to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable palm production and trade, says Inolex.
In addition to its full offering of mass-balanced ingredients, Inolex will continue to supply other palm-free products as an alternative for beauty care brands that want to avoid palm use entirely.
“These products include palm-free sensory fluids, sensory emulsifiers, alternative preservation systems, polymers and hair conditioning agents—categories which have historically been palm-derived,” says the company.
Next generation palm oil sustainability
The commitment from Inolex comes at a time when other major strides are being made elsewhere in the area of palm oil production and use.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has just launched an extra module to its certification, called RSPO NEXT.
This is a voluntary add-on module that aims to push RSPO member companies to exceed the RSPO’s main standard, which is the internationally recognised sustainability standard.