BASF achieves its palm oil commitment: 100% RSPO-certified palm (kernel) oil sourced in 2021

Published: 10-Aug-2022

More than 330,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided by sourcing certified sustainable palm kernel oil

BASF has again reached its goal of sourcing all palm (kernel) oils certified from sustainable sources by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2021.

Based on a voluntary commitment, the company purchased 242,946 metric tons of certified palm kernel oil in 2021, representing 100% of the total procurement volume.

BASF also made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: almost 96% of the company’s global oil palm footprint – a total of 441,107 metric tons – can be traced back to the oil mill where it was produced.

Compared with conventional sourcing, BASF avoided more than 330,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions. These figures are among some of the details featured in the company’s sixth edition of its Palm Progress Report, which has now been published.

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