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What It Means to Be RSPO Certified

by Lauren Hernandez |

A Global Standard For Sustainable Palm Oil 

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RSPO.org states that "there is in an ever-urgent need and growing global concern that commodities are produced without causing harm to the environment or society. RSPO (The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification is an assurance to the customer that the standard of palm oil production is sustainable."

Did you know that the most widely used vegetable oil is palm oil? Now, imagine switching to other oils like sunflower, rapeseed and soy to meet global demands. Such oils require 10 times the amount of land and are more expensive to produce! You can help encourage sustainability by choosing products made with RSPO certified ingredients. 

 

Vision & Missions

RSPO will transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm.

  • Advance the production, procurement, finance and use of sustainable palm oil products
  • Develop, implement, verify, assure and periodically review credible global standards for the entire supply chain of sustainable palm oil
  • Monitor and evaluate the economic, environmental and social impacts of the uptake of sustainable palm oil in the market
  • Engage and commit all stakeholders throughout the supply chain, including governments and consumers.

Palm Oil's Multiple Uses 

  • It has great cooking properties – it maintains its properties even under high temperatures.
  • Its smooth and creamy texture and absence of smell make it a perfect ingredient in many recipes, including baked goods (such as biscuits) in particular.
  • It has a natural preservative effect which extends the shelf life of food products.
  • It is also the highest-yielding vegetable oil crop, which makes it very efficient. It needs less than half the land required by other crops to produce the same amount of oil. This makes palm oil the least expensive vegetable oil in the world.

Find out more about sustainable palm oil here.

Why We Use Palm Oil

Here at Hemp360, we believe that the most ethical choice is to promote sustainability in the palm oil industry and that is why many of our products contain organic sustainably sourced palm oil.
Aside from being extremely useful in the cooking industry, it is also one of the more common ingredients that you will find in natural cosmetic and skin care products. There are several reasons why palm oil is one of the better choices, but the most important reason being that it is 100% natural. Did we mention it's jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E?

View our products made with RSPO certified palm oil here.

 Check this out: 

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and WWF's role in it.

 

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