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Materials used by weight or volume

We use approximately 10,000 natural and synthetic raw materials from over 100 countries to manufacture our products. Our products consist mainly of value-adding intermediate products, meaning aromatic compounds and active ingredients, as well as carriers such as ethanol. We are purchasing an increasing amount of natural raw materials with certified origins.

By the middle of 2016, we converted our Palm Oil supply chain in such a way that all palm oils came from 100 % RSPO “Mass Balance” certified sources. By the end of 2018, we already obtained more than 50 % of primary and more than 68 % of secondary palm oil derivatives from certified sustainable sources. At the same time, numerous recipes have been converted to palm oil free quality. In 2019, we were able to increase the proportion of primary and secondary palm oil derivatives to 60 and 80 % from certified sources. We are off to a good start to obtain all palm oil and palm oil derivatives from certified sustainable sources by the end of 2020.

Exact weight or volume disclosures on the materials we use are not published, as we consider this information confidential.