As featured in FECC Newsletter February 2015
As part of our dedication to ensuring a sustainable supply chain, 2M Holdings are proud to be certified by the RSPO Supply Chain Certification System for “Purchasing, Storage, Distribution and Processing of Certified Palm Oil and Palm Oil derived Oleochemicals”.
RSPO certified products will be available across the group, with Surfachem UK, a major player in the cosmetic and personal care market and a subsidiary of 2M, leading the way.
Fakhara Jones, Technical Director of Surfachem, said: “The RSPO Certification is a significant achievement for us. We are working closely with our principal suppliers and customers’ technical and innovation teams to offer sustainable and ethical products as alternative sources of supply wherever possible”.
The cosmetics and personal care industry, in particular, are increasingly recognising the importance of using and promoting sustainable palm oil. Palm oil is widely used in the personal care industry, but cultivating palm oil can have severe effects on rainforests, climate change, livelihood of the local people and the habitat of orang-utans and other wildlife. Public interest to see improvement and change in this area has grown significantly over the years.
Mottie Kessler, CEO and Chairman of 2M said: “We have always been dedicated to selling, distributing and blending ethical products which contribute to environmental sustainability. We are proud to be members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.”