In January 2018, Inolex offered customers the option of RSPO Mass Balance certified material for all palm-derived ingredients in its portfolio. Taking the next step in its leadership, Inolex announced earlier this month that it has moved to 100% RSPO Mass Balance certified palm feedstocks and will manufacture exclusively RSPO Mass Balance certified materials for all of its palm-derived products.
In other words, all palm-derived Inolex products manufactured after January 1, 2020 are RSPO Mass Balance certified as designated by the Mass Balance acronym “MB” at the end of the product name. To sell MB products, a site must comply with the RSPO standard and maintain their certification. The site undergoes an audit annually to maintain the certification. The MB versions of products are chemically equivalent to the original product.
“As an independent ingredient manufacturer, we are going above and beyond what our partners and customers expect,” said Lisa Gandolfi, PhD, director of marketing. “We knew it was time to take the lead with this important step to help shift the industry standard towards more sustainable palm sourcing and trade.”