Clariant announced the achievement of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance (MB) certification for its Tangerang, Indonesia and Tarragona, Spain production sites.
The company can now offer RSPO MB certified palm-based ingredients to customers in the personal and home care industry from all of the relevant facilities in the Asia Pacific and European regions.
Clariant’s current goal is to include North America and Latin America production sites to the RSPO MB certification by middle of 2016.
“The RSPO certification reflects Clariant’s efforts to embed sustainability in its business,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant. “Going beyond this, we have committed to address traceability of palm-based ingredients and a zero-deforestation approach in parallel to the on-going RSPO supply chain certification roll-out.”
As a member of RSPO since 2011, the company is committed to sustainable production and sourcing palm based raw materials.
“Sustainable sourcing of palm-based ingredients starts with transparency across the supply chain and Clariant is committed to acting responsibly and responding to market needs by enabling traceability of our raw materials,” explained Christian Vang, head of Clariant’s Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties. “Achieving RSPO certification will help us to increase the share of RSPO Mass Balance certified palm material available to formulators and brand owners in the personal and home care sector.”
The specialty chemical company’s plan is to achieve a RSPO segregation supply chain certification for all production sites of the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties.