“With our sites in Turkey and India, we are able to offer the optimal conditions required for changing over to certified ingredients to our customers in all key regions. It all depends just how quickly we can jointly transform the market to sustainable products along the entire value chain," said Jan-Peter Sander, senior vice president BASF Personal Care Europe. Sustainability is also becoming increasingly important for manufacturers and consumers in regions such as South Asia.
BASF is one of the largest global manufacturers of ingredients for cosmetic products, detergents and cleaning agents as well as foodstuffs. For the manufacture of these products, mainly palm kernel oil and its derivatives – as well as to a lesser extent palm oil – are used. In Europe, the Personal Care business unit currently offers about 120 ingredients based on palm kernel oil, which have been certified according to the RSPO “mass balance” module.
“Thanks to our broad portfolio of RSPO-certified ingredients, we are able to help our customers to achieve their self-committed objectives and are in a position to actively contribute to market development," said Sander.