In global supply chains there are at least these three options:
- Segregated supply chain system
Segregated palm oil is certified palm oil kept separate from non-certified palm oil throughout the value chain, but can be mixed with certified palm oil from different origins.
- Mass balance supply chain system
Mass Balance is a blend of certified and non-certified palm oil with certified volumes tracked by book keeping methods.
- Book & Claim / GreenPalm or Smallholder certificates
Book and claim (Green Palm or Smallholder Certificates) means that for every tonne of palm oil we use in our products, we pay voluntary premium to support the palm oil producer community operating within RSPO guidelines for social and environmental responsibility. The benefit of this is that the premium reaches even the small growers. However, the physical palm oil we receive on delivery is uncertified.