Sustainable Palm Oil Products

Sustainable Palm Oil Products

There are many different products containing palm oil in the market. Palm oil has gotten a bad name in recent years because forests were being cut down to make room for palm oil plantations. Fortunately, there is also a sustainable way to grow palm oil and most palm oil products now contain sustainable palm oil. Nowadays, you don’t have to feel guilty anymore when buying and using products with palm oil. Not all products have a sustainable label, but as a rule you can assume that about 90% of the oil used is cultivated in a sustainable way. Check the label to make sure!

Palm oil puts little pressure on nature

Because the oil palm is a fast-growing crop which needs little water to grow, it can be cultivated quickly. In addition, the oil palm needs little space, so you can grow many oil palms in a small field. Of course, it is important to take into account the diversity of plants and trees. Which is why, in addition to cultivating oil palms, attention is also paid to the indigenous nature. This is left intact as much as possible. There is only one planet Earth, so everybody in the entire world has to do their part in taking care of it.

Responsible cultivation

When you use your palm oil products, you do not want people to have been exploited for the production of your oil. For this reason, there are strict rules stating that no child labour may be used. Employees and farmers must receive an honest price or salary. In this way, not only nature but also the workers are taken into account. Simply because there is a great demand for palm oil, it is very important that these rules are observed. That is why companies receive a special quality mark. This way, you will know that the company is committed to people and the environment, just by checking the label of the product you are about to buy.

Palm oil products for the future

Palm oil products are important for the future. The sustainable way in which they are cultivated and processed means that they cause minimum damage to nature, something that cannot often be said of other oil products. Sustainability is something that many people feel very strongly about, which is why palm oil has to move with the times. No more deforestation, causing many animals to lose their homes. By choosing responsible sustainable palm oil products, you contribute to a better future for everyone. It’s not about the product, it’s about the way we produce, ship and buy.