BASF has launched a range of ingredients based on certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil, in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil￼ (RSPO).
The launch of these ingredients is part of its goal of purchasing all palm and palm kernel oil from certified sustainable sources by 2015. The palm oil is sourced via either the segregation (SG) or the mass balance (MB) supply chain system of the RSPO. The SG supply chain system assures that the palm oil and the subsequent derivatives are kept separated from uncertified oil in every step of the production process. The MB supply chain system allows for mixing of RSPO-certified oils with oil from uncertified sources at any point in the supply chain. A match between the purchased volumes of certified palm oil and processed derivatives needs to be guaranteed.