Two-winged fruit products are palm oil free certified by Orangutan Alliance
Orangutan Alliance believes in the power of choice. As a consumer you can make a difference with with your purchase. By purchasing PALM OIL FREE CERTIFIED PRODUCTS, you support the movement that helps conserve endangered species like the Orangutan and the environment.
When you see the PALM OIL FREE SEAL, you can be confident that the products are palm oil free, deforestation free and are good for the orangutans.
Next time you shop, look out for products certified with the Orangutan Alliance PALM OIL FREE SEAL.
Two-winged fruit is a POI approved brand
Palm Oil Investigations (POI) is an Australian, non-profit organisation founded by President Lorinda Jane and is the “palm oil watchdog”.
POI does fantastic and really practical work to raise awareness and help consumers and brands about palm oil. Some of the incredible work they do includes putting pressure on companies to change their practices so they aren’t supporting deforestation, they are working to regulate the palm oil industry, and campaigning for truth in labelling for all oils.
By being a POI approved brand, means that Two-winged fruit has passed POI’s stringent ingredient checks and verified as completely palm oil free.
The rationale for palm oil free skin care
The environmental cost of palm oil
The palm oil industry is responsible for wiping out many of our planet’s precious rainforests to cater for the huge and growing global demand. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil, making up 40% of total consumption. It is the basis for over 200 ingredients found in every day products including food, personal care, and household cleaning products.
Palm oil is only grown in the humid tropics, so the development and expansion of the plantation comes at the expense of tropical rainforest. Conventional palm oil production results in
- air pollution, due to burning of forests for clearing
- soil and water pollution, due to effluent containing pesticides and fertilisers from palm oil mills
- soil erosion, due to land clearing, and planting trees in inappropriate places such as on steep hills
- climate change due to the conversion of tropical forests (carbon sinks), and burning of forests that release greenhouse gases
- loss of species due to loss of habitat
- exploitation, including labor and human rights abuses
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an industry-led, large, international group of palm oil producers, palm oil buyers, and environmental and social groups. It is working towards minimising the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on communities and the environment in palm oil-producing regions. It is doing this by setting environmental and social criteria for the production of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and working towards implementing it across the palm oil industry. There is however much work still to be done to fully regulate and monitor the industry and the global demand for palm oil far outweighs sustainable production.
Palm oil in skincare
It is now possible to source refined palm oil that is segregated CSPO (i.e. has been tracked from a certified sustainable source and at no point been combined with conventionally sourced palm oil). Palm oil as it occurs in skin care products has generally been further processed into fractions or derivatives to form ingredients such as emulsifiers and surfactants. As far as we are aware, it is currently not possible to source certified sustainable palm oil derivatives for skin care. This is why we have chosen to completely avoid palm oil in our products.