Why does Justin's use palm fruit oil? Is it sustainably sourced?

The reason that we use palm oil because it is a non-hydrogenated oil that acts as a stabilizer and reduces oil separation. This means less stirring for you every time you dip into a jar! Adding other liquid oils wouldn't stabilize the nut butters and would increase the oil layer at the top of the jar.
From the beginning, Justin's has been focused on the responsible sourcing of all our ingredients, including our palm oil, and we are constantly pushing the supply chain for advancements in this area. We are members of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm), which currently represents about 20% of the total palm oil supply. The RSPO encourages sustainable growing practices and human rights initiatives at the farm level, while promoting education about the cultivation and use of certified sustainable palm oil. All of our Certified Organic palm oil in our peanut butter cups is sourced from Central and South America and is certified under the IP supply chain model. The palm oil used in our nut butter jars, squeeze packs and snack packs is also certified sustainable under the mass balance supply chain model. 
RSPO is the leading organization to date for sustainably sourced palm oil and Justin's is proud to be among the companies who are actively involved and invested in supporting these initiatives. To learn more visit http://www.rspo.org/certification and http://justins.com/values/sustainability-initiatives


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