Palm Oil (Botanical Name: Elaeis Guineensis Oil) - We only work with companies that meet PETA standards for Vegan and Cruelty Free ingredients. The Palm Oil in our soap also comply's with RSPO (Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) which ensures companies must meet many different criteria's.
One of the most important RSPO criteria states no primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.
Other RSPO principles stipulate a significantly reduced use of pesticides and fires; fair treatment of workers according to local and international labor rights standards, and the need to inform and consult with local communities before the development of new plantations on their land.
Only by being RSPO-certified by an independent auditor approved by the RSPO can producers claim that they produce, use and/or sell sustainable palm oil.