Blommer Now Offering RSPO-Certified Palm Oil
August 22, 2013
Chicago — Blommer Chocolate Co. has achieved certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), making it the first cocoa producer to offer 100 percent RSPO-certified mass balance palm oil in the U.S., Blommer claims.
The certification is part of Blommer’s ongoing efforts to understand and evaluate the palm oil supply chain, trace sources, protect rainforests and biodiversity, minimize its carbon footprint and promote the welfare of its stakeholders, farmers and employees, the company reports.
The initiative stems from Blommer’s Sustainable Origins cooca farmer training program, which the company says has reached 60,000 farmers throughout West Africa, Indonesia and the Americas. Blommer says it hopes to identify opportunities to streamline operations related to sustainable palm oil.
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