Recently, the need for sustainable palm oil has become increasingly critical, as demand for vegetable oils – particularly palm oil – continues to grow. In 2019, The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil volume increased by 13 per cent.
Since 2004, DuPont Nutrition and Biosciences (DuPont N&B) has been an industry leader in developing sustainable solutions to palm oil production. It was the first ingredient manufacturer to join RSPO and has since advocated for inclusive collaborations to transform the industry.
By highlighting the company’s efforts, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to inspire the collective action required for responsible oil production, trade and consumption.
DuPont N&B achieved an industry first in 2017 with its offer of 100 per cent RSPO certified palm-based emulsifiers globally, using a combination of Book and Claim, Mass Balance and Segregated.
The company is now working towards its 2025 goal of achieving 100 per cent physical certified sustainable palm of grade Mass Balance or above, alongside the phasing out of RSPO credits globally.
In 2020, the company achieved a key milestone by sourcing 100 per cent physical RSPO certified palm and derivatives for its emulsifiers produced in Europe and North America.
In addition to sourcing certified raw materials, the company has achieved significant progress in developing transparent and responsible supply chains, striving for 100 per cent traceability to the mill within the next five years and implementing supplier scorecards.
The RSPO, a global multi-stakeholder initiative, is the driving force behind responsible oil supply chains. It is a full ISEAL member and has the vision to ‘transform the markets by making sustainable palm oil the norm’.
Reference- WWF website & PR, RSPO certification website, website, DuPont N&B website & PR