Clariant has received the RSPO Mass Balance certification for its Asia Pacific and European production sites.
Thanks to the new certification the speciality chemicals maker will now be able to RSPO MB certified palm-based ingredients to customers in the personal and home care industry from all its relevant facilities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and European regions.
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant, said, “The RSPO certification reflects Clariant’s efforts to embed sustainability in its business. Going beyond this, we have committed to address traceability of palm-based ingredients and a zero-deforestation approach in parallel to the on-going RSPO supply chain certification roll-out.”
Currently the company’s two plants in Europe and four in the APAC regions have gained the certification, alongside the Joint Venture Global Amines sites in Gendorf (Germany) and Lianyungang (China).
The process is ongoing for the company, however, as it continues to work to include North America (NORAM) and Latin America (LATAM) production sites in the scope of its RSPO MB certification.
A further goal for the company is to ‘achieve a RSPO Segregation supply chain certification for all concerned production sites of the BU ICS and will further support its Joint Venture Global Amines to achieve certification for its production sites’ by 2020.