Palm oil produced in large scale is associated with serious consequences for people and environment. The requirement secures traceability of the palm oil.
- Award criteria
- Chemical products
To be awarded points or price deduction in the evaluation of the bid, the supplier shall confirm in the bid that palm oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil derivatives or palm kernel oil derivatives are produced according to:
- Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)1 or similar system, or
- Council Regulation (EC) nr 834/207 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing
Ingoing raw materials in the product less than 1 percent.
1Accepted traceability systems are: Mass Balance, Segregated and Identity Preserved. Identity preserved: palm oil from a identified certified source kept separate from other palm oil in the supply chain. Segregated: palm oil from different certified sources, kept separate from other palm oil in the supplier chain Mass balance: palm oil from certified sources mixed with other palm oil from the supply chain.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels:
Good Environmental Choice for chemical products, version 2018:1
Nordic Ecolabelling for:
Cleaning products, version 6
Hand dishwashing detergents, version 6
Dishwasher detergents for professional use, version 3 (note that version 2 cannot verify the requirement)
Dishwasher detergents and rinse aid, version 7 (note that version 6 cannot verify the requirement)
Laundry detergents and stain removers, version 8
EU Ecolabel for:
Hard surface cleaning products, (EU) 2017/1217
Detergents for dishwashers, (EU) 2017/1216
Industrial and institutional automatic dishwasher detergents, (EU) 2017/1215
Hand dishwashing detergents, (EU) 2017/1214
Laundry detergents, (EU) 2017/1218
Industrial and institutional laundry detergents, (EU) 2017/1219
- Supplier declaration from the rawmaterial suppler that palm oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil derivatives or palm kernel oil derivatives are certified according to the requirement.
- The company’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement is verified with an ecolabel, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Good Environmental choice, Nordic Ecolabelling (Nordic Swan), EU Ecolabel.
Check suppler declaration to ensure that any palm oil is certified according to the requirement. Note that palm oil may be present in the product and states as for example vegetable oil, if so ask the supplier if the vegetable oil consists palm oil.
Self-declaration verified by an accredtied verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
This requirement is an award criterion, i.e. it provides added value (points or price deductions) according to the evaluation model used, to the supplier who can deliver products with certified or organic palm oil.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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