Updated: Nov 20, 2020
There's so much to be said about palm oil I wanted to let all of my clients and prospective clients know that my palm oil ONLY comes from a company that only sells palm oil from well known sustainable palm farmers. My palm comes from a company that only sells from RSPO certified producers of palm oil.
The RSPO was founded in 2005 to create a system for certifying sustainably grown palm oil, and to create guidelines of membership for certified growers. These guidelines cover more than just environmental stewardship; members of the RSPO must report on and provide better working conditions, better wages, and foster local discussions and input on their impact on local and native land. These principals are for members of the RSPO to help ensure that the certified palm oil is produced under legal, socially and environmentally responsible management. The World Wildlife Foundation has given the RSPO a thumbs up as a big step in the right direction for the production of palm oil in “providing assurance that valuable tropical forests have not been cleared, and social safeguards have been met during the oil’s production” of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.
I believe in using what is not only ethically good but what is not harmful to the environment. Know your products and where they are coming from!