Responsibly-Sourced Palm Oil: Our Commitment
We are hyper aware of the concern surrounding Palm Oil and its use in every day products. It’s something we worry about too. That’s why we’ve chosen to use certifiable responsibly-sourced palm oil in our soaps to produce a better bar and for its high vitamin E content (our soaps are specially designed for sensitive skin sufferers).
Using responsibly-sourced palm oil also helps support marginalised communities who rely on the sustainable farming of palm for their livelihoods. We believe that cutting palm oil out of soap and eliminating demand for this product will have disastrous effects on families who rely on generations of sensible, sustainable farming for their income and wellbeing.
All of our palm oil is responsibly sourced from earth-conscious suppliers who support plantations that are regularly and rigorously checked to conform to responsible sourcing legislation and criteria.
What is responsibly-sourced / sustainable palm oil anyway?
Only palm oil that meets the highest ethical standards gets to wear the label “responsibly-sourced”. The roundtable on palm oil only endorses a source if it protects the environment and wildlife; safeguards social interests, communities and workers; supports poverty reduction; supports affordable food prices; and fulfills increasing global food demand. Most importantly this means that none of the oil which the roundtable endorses was produced by clearing primary forests (forests untouched by humans), areas which contain endangered species, or areas of significant cultural importance.
What is the roundtable on palm oil?
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
, or RSPO, are an organisation who seek to develop, implement, verify, assure and periodically review credible global standards for the entire supply chain of sustainable palm oil
. They are the good guys who ensure no animals or people get exploited in the production of sustainable palm oil
. More information can be found at https://www.rspo.org/
What does this mean for me?
This is wonderful news for you as it means you can continue to enjoy our high vitamin-e soap guilt-free (especially good news for anyone with sensitive skin!). You can also enjoy the fact that you are helping to make the world a better place by supporting the ethical production of an essential resource. The more demand there is for ethically produced palm oil, the more palm oil that gets produced will be done so ethically. Our soap wont just leave you with clean hands, but a clean conscience as well.