We started working towards more sustainable forestry practices in 2010. In collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we developed a global Responsible Paper Sourcing Commitment, which we updated again in 2014. Our main goal is to source 100% of our paper and board packaging and catalogue paper from either credible certified sources or recycled materials. In certain markets, where FSC™ certification is not available, we allow other certifications that meet our minimum requirements, such as Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
We use derivatives of palm oil and palm kernel oil in many of our cosmetic products. Since 2010, we have been sourcing sustainable certified palm oil from the RSPO, either as Mass Balance certified palm oil or as RSPO Book & Claim Credits. We were among the first companies in the cosmetics industry to do so. This means we actively and effectively engage supply chain actors for palm oil to be part of sustainable palm oil trade and take steps to support the production and use of sustainable oil palm products. We have been an active member of the RSPO and have participated in RSPO conferences, committees and working groups since 2011. Today, we are committed to sourcing 100% sustainable certified palm oil by Mass Balance.
*Source is defined as the paper mill.