The new International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark, a world first, has been approved to certify products in 20 countries around the world with more pending.
The Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark was developed to aid consumers in finding products which have been assessed by an independent, registered and approved Certification Trademark and found to be genuinely palm oil and palm oil derivative free. It was also developed to create a new funding stream to help our partner organisations on the ground working to protect rainforests and all they contain.
This certification trademark is product based not brand based, this means all brands who have one or more palm oil free products within their portfolio may apply to have their palm oil free products assessed and if successful have those products certified. If a brand’s entire product portfolio is assessed as palm oil free then they can use the certification trademark to represent their entire brand.
We will assist all applicant brands to find palm oil free ingredients (where possible) if we find, via the certification process, that one or more of their products contains a palm oil derivative. This will assist them to reformulate that product should they wish.
Manufacturing products to be palm oil free is quickly becoming the next ethical and environmental step towards true sustainability.
POFCAP’s World first Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark may just be the forerunner which sees an acceleration of the palm oil free movement globally.