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4 things you need to know about sustainably sourced palm oil in 2021

There is a growing Global concern that commodities are produced without causing harm to the environment or society.

Alexandra Jones

2 minutes

/ 20th January 2021
  • Manufacturing
  • Environment


The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was established in 2004 with an aim to promote the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through global standards and multi-stakeholder governance.


A Global Standard For Sustainable Palm Oil

To ensure the credibility of palm oil sustainability claims, all RSPO members that take legal ownership and produce, or handle RSPO-certified sustainable oil palm products need to be RSPO certified.

There is a growing Global concern that commodities are produced without causing harm to the environment or society.

RSPO certification is an assurance to the customer that the standard of palm oil production is sustainable.


What is RSPO Mass Balance?

A Mass Balanced Supply chain model is a system whereby the travel of RSPO certified palm oil into and out of the Supply chain is monitored administratively. In an RSPO-certified company, the documentation must prove that the palm oil raw material purchases, and sales of palm oil products must be constantly and continuously balanced (Mass Balanced).


DCS Contribution

There is now more than ever, increased Global consumer consciousness about social and environmental impact. By using RSPO MB certified ingredients in our production, DCS Group are supporting a sustainable production of palm oil, demonstrating voluntary support towards the biodiversity agenda. We have been RSPO members since 2015.

DCS Manufacturing can incorporate RSPO MB certified ingredients into the formulations we develop or co-develop with our customer at their request. We also have experience producing with Vegan, Natural and Organic ingredients to meet customer accreditation requirements.