The ingredient is sourced from Ghana, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire and is certified by the Rainforest Alliance
In response to increasing demand for sustainable, ethically-sourced solutions from its customers, Cargill Beauty has added Sustainable Cocoa Butter to its portfolio of nature-derived ingredients.
Certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Cargill’s Sustainable Cocoa Butter is sourced exclusively from Ghana, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire using Cargill’s direct network of known farmers and farmer organisations via the Cargill Cocoa Promise.
The Cargill Cocoa Promise is said to represent Cargill’s commitment to securing a sustainable supply of cocoa now and in the future, whilst supporting farmers, their communities and the environment. Sourcing from this network also allows Cargill to provide greater supply chain transparency to its customers.
Biodegradable and 100% natural, the white, deodorised cocoa butter brings comfort to dry skin and offers a unique sensory experience compared with other emollient sources. This is due to cocoa butter’s distinct crystal structure, which results in a fast melt that leaves skin smooth and silky.
Cargill’s Marty Muenzmaier, Sustainability and External Affairs Leader, said: “Consumer interest in sustainable, ethical sourcing continues to grow.
“By offering customers Sustainable Cocoa Butter, certified by the Rainforest Alliance and backed by our own Cargill Cocoa Promise, we’re providing brands added assurance that our cocoa butter was produced in accordance with internationally recognised and independent standards for sustainable production.”