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
- Cosmetic 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 weight 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 cosmetic products, version 2018:1
EU Ecolabel for cosmetic products, (EU) 2021/1870
- 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 supplier’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.
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 accredited 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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