Yes, we use sustainable sourced Palm Oil. We are a member of RSPO – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – and we purchase RSPO certified palm oil and palm kernel oil to account for all palm oil used in our products. RSPO creates global standards for the growing, harvesting and producing palm oil sustainably. By working across the entire supply chain from soil to shelf, RSPO ensures that palm oil production meets strict environmental and social standards. Read more about RSPO and Ecover's commitments here
We recognise that the irresponsible sourcing of palm oil has been proven to have very negative effects through deforestation with the implied biodiversity losses, erosion, and loss of traditional existences. So we are on a mission to reduce our use of palm oil, given the serious challenge of deforestation caused by palm oil production. For example, our new Ecover Laundry Fabric Softener uses sustainable French-grown rapeseed oil instead. This reduces our palm oil use by roughly 200 tons per year. Not to mention all the transport miles saved. It’s been a major leap in our journey to replace significant amounts of palm oil, but we know there’s still much more to do.