We use RSPO-certified ‘segregated’ sustainable palm oil in our Bar Soaps (150g) and Refresh Body Cleansing Slab (310g). Other products within our range use certified sustainable ‘mass balance’ ingredients where they are available, and we offset our remaining palm oil and palm-derived ingredient consumption via the ‘Book and & Claim’ model run by RSPO.
We recognise the complex ethical, social and environmental issues associated with the production and consumption of Palm Oil and the significant impacts on biodiversity. Though it may seem that the best solution to this issue is to replace palm oil with other types of vegetable oil, sadly it is not that straightforward or simple. When farmed sustainably palm oil offers an efficient crop compared with other vegetable oils, and boycotting palm or looking to replace its use is not the solution to addressing this complex issue—this would lead to further socio-economic, ethical and environmental implications.
We support and use Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified ingredients in our formulations because we are acutely aware that switching to an alternate source would result in greater land being consumed.
We are working towards sourcing only certified sustainable materials from RSPO-certified supply chains as demand for and availability of these ingredients within the cosmetic industry increases—we have an ambitious goal: by the end of 2025 all our palm oil must be at a minimum RSPO mass balance.
Should you wish to learn more about certified sustainable palm oil, we invite you to: