DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business was featured as a case study by WWF documenting industry efforts to transition to sustainable palm oil.
The company says it was the first ingredient manufacturer to join RSPO and has since advocated for inclusive collaborations to transform the palm oil industry. The RSPO, a global multi-stakeholder initiative, is the driving force behind responsible palm oil supply chains.
In 2017, the company began offering 100% RSPO certified palm-based emulsifiers globally, using a combination of book & claim, mass balance and segregated.
It’s now working towards its 2025 goal of achieving 100% physical certified sustainable palm of grade mass balance or above, which it accomplished this year in Europe and North America, alongside the phasing out of RSPO credits globally.
A recent life cycle assessment conducted by 2.-0 LCA Consultants published in the Journal Of Cleaner Production, showed that the carbon footprint of RSPO certified palm oil is 35% smaller than conventional palm oil.
DuPont N&B has joined with over 560 other companies as signatories of the Business for Nature’s Call To Action. This collective is calling on governments around the world to adopt policies to reverse nature loss in the next ten years.
“We are extremely proud of our long-standing collaboration with RSPO, and the achievements we have made in leading the industry towards more sustainable palm oil,” said Mikkel Thrane, Global Sustainability Leader at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. “It’s fantastic to be featured as a case study by the WWF for our work in this field and we hope that our story will encourage the inclusive collaborations necessary for transforming palm oil supply chains across the globe.”