Palsgaard promotes sustainable palm oil
After having supplied sustainable palm-based emulsifiers for some years, Palsgaard is now also able to deliver a broad range of emulsifiers based on segregated certified palm oil.
“It’s been a complicated task as we are using many different ingredient specialities where palm is the originating material, but we are currently expanding our range considerably and we are now able to satisfy most enquiries concerning emulsifiers and specialities based on sustainable palm oil,” explains CEO, Jakob Thøisen.
“We believe that sustainable ingredients are an important component of the long-term economic and financial viability of food manufacturers and it’s part of our role as a business partner to support this transformation,” he says.
Sustainable products are, however, just one of numerous related activities throughout the company’s operations. “Maintaining our lead in emulsifiers requires that sustainability is considered with every step we take,” says Thøisen.
“Through sustainability initiatives that include considerable reductions in CO2 emissions and sustainable sourcing of palm oil, we try to set an example for food manufacturers and raw materials suppliers around the world and we like to share this extensive experience to provide valuable guidance,” he continues.
By partnering with Palsgaard, food manufacturers can meet demands for a sustainable business model on palm oil sourcing. And the company is fielding a growing number of calls from customers who want to know more about the difference between segregated palm oil and mass balance products or find out what it would take for them to become SCCS-certified.
“Our achievements make us a natural place to start for manufacturers looking to source sustainable palm-based emulsifiers for their food products,” says Thøisen. “However, for those who wish to claim that their products are based on sustainable palm oil, so that consumers can identify their finished goods or the products their ingredients go into as sustainable, there is more to it than just buying responsibly manufactured ingredients,” he concludes.