The retail chain’s Indonesian unit has declared it will exclusively source certified sustainable palm oil and implement the RSPO trademark on products in a bid to urge consumers to choose products from a sustainable source.
Despite the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) having strict rules governing claims that can be made about sustainable palm oil, manufacturers should be careful of the advice they are given from suppliers to avoid falling into the ‘claims trap’.
Malaysia's active representation and contribution in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has seen it set the record as the world's largest producer of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) accounting for over 50 per cent of total CSPO...
Speciality ingredients company Gattefossé has secured GreenPalm certificates of sustainable palm oil or palm kernel oil to cover all the palm/palm kernel oil needs of its worldwide cosmetic business until the end of 2011.
Producers of cosmetic and personal care products will now be able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of a new trademark released by The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
With Avon being the latest company to join Oriflame, Johnson & Johnson and Liz Earle in pledging its support for sustainable palm oil, GreenPalm has said it expects more beauty companies to follow suit in 2011.
With rising consumer awareness over negative social and environmental effects of palm oil production, the cosmetics and personal care industry is under increasing pressure to use palm oil that is sustainably sourced.
Fully segregated sustainable palm oil will be supplied to Unilever by Netherlands-headquartered IOI Group, as the consumer goods giant works towards its target of 100 per cent sustainable palm oil by 2015.