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BASF achieved its 2020 Palm Commitment

04.03.2021 12:33 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) 227,213metric tons of certified palm oil and palm kernel oil sourced representing 100percent of procured material

Almost 95percent of global palm footprint traceable back to the oil mill level

More than 430,000metric tons CO2in 2020avoided by sourcing certified sustainable palm kernel oil

BASF reached an important milestone on its path toward sustainable palm. The company achieved its commitment to procure palm (kernel) oils exclusively from sources certified by the RSPO by 2020. Last year, BASF purchased 227,213metric tons of certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil representing 100percent of BASFs total volume as RSPO certified. In addition, BASF also made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: The company was able to trace almost 95percent of its global palm footprint totaling 441,107metric tons back to oil mill level.

Additionally, as in previous years, BASF published its product carbon footprint (PCF) for sourcing certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil. Compared to conventional sourcing, BASF avoided more than 300,000metric tons of CO2emission in 2020. RSPO-certified production of palm kernel oil shows around 36percent lower global warming impact than non-certified production. The PCF is calculated according to the requirements and guidelines for quantification as stated in ISO 14067:201808 Greenhouse gases Carbon footprint of products.

Further commitment

While having reached this important milestone, BASF is now fully focused on the other part of its 2015commitment: to also include the commitment of certified sourcing to those significant intermediates which are based on palm oil and palm kernel oil by 2025, e.g. fatty alcohols and fatty acids.

Palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives are amongst BASFs key renewable raw materials. They are mainly used to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaner industries, as well as in human nutrition. The progress can be discovered in detail at the Palm Dialog website.

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