What Is Sustainable Palm Oil?
Yes, some of our products use Sustainable Palm Oil and its RSPO (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil). Our supplier is RSPO certified. This certification ensures -
- Fair working conditions for all workers involved
- Indigenous people and land are respected and protected
- Primary forests are not cleared
- Protection of wildlife
- Reduction of greenhouse gases
- Pollution is minimised
Sustainable Palm Oil vs Unsustainable Palm Oil
Sustainable palm oil is much more eco friendly than unsustainable palm oil.
Unsustainable palm oil leads to the cutting down of forests for plantations, exploiting the local workers and even removing indigenous people from their ancestral lands. It places profits over people and the environment.
Sustainable palm oil producers focus on zero deforestation, limited new facility development and no human exploitation. They place people and the environment over monetary profits.
For us, Sustainable Palm Oil is actually a beautiful oil to use in soap. It also makes our soap hard so that is does not disintegrate as the bar gets smaller.
Here is a link to information on sustainable RSPO Palm Oil.