Good and Bad Palm Oil
When palm oil is grown unsustainably it can have a major impact on communities and the environment, sometimes destroying forests and the homes of animals such as the orangutang and the Sumatran tiger. If grown sustainably, palm oil production can benefit local communities, and help protect valuable species and forests. By using sustainable practices, farmers can increase their income by producing more palm oil from a smaller area.
Real Saboaria soaps & RSPO certification
RSPO certification mirrors Real Saboaria’s care in the selection of its raw materials and how committed to supporting the sustainable production of palm oil worldwide the company is. Real Saboaria’s RSPO supply chain certification is segregated, which guarantees that all the soap mass comes exclusively from plantations that meet the requirements.
RSPO was established in 2004 to promote sustainable palm oil production and benefit the people, the planet and prosperity.
RSPO Certification principles
Commitment to transparency.
Compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations.
Compromise with long-term economic and financial viability.
Use of appropriate practices by producers and plantations.
Environmental responsibility and preservation of natural resources and biodiversity.
Responsible consideration of workers, individuals and communities affected by plantations and producers.
Responsible development of new plantations.
Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of the activity.
From the first to the last moment
The factory, which operates under the ISO – 22716:2007 certificate, was built taking into consideration all the site’s surroundings and weather conditions, in order to reduce or eliminate all energy costs in heating and cooling operations, as well as to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
In its commitment to respect the planet, the subscription of EDP’s Green Electricity also attests that the electricity it consumes derives from 100% renewable energy sources.
All the way to you or your loved ones
When packing and shipping our products, there are several steps we take to reduce the environmental footprint. We make the most of the paper area in order to avoid waste. We reduce or abolish glue points completely. The paper and cardboard used are FSC certified, which is a certification that ensures good forest management standards. We provide all information and catalogues in digital media. And we seek, whenever possible, to turn to suppliers who are as close as possible to the manufacturing site.
1% for the Planet
Real Saboaria and the 1% for the Planet initiative
Real Saboaria is a member of 1% for the Planet since august 2018. By becoming a part of this initiative, 1% of the annual sales of Real Saboaria are used to help environmental non-profit organisations, that are pre-approved by 1% for the Planet.
In 2002, Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, created 1% for the Planet. Today, its network covers more than 40 countries and has more than 1200 business members, many individual members, and thousands of non-profit partners.
Giving back to the planet
From now on, all the Real Saboaria community, from suppliers to consumers, will be participating in giving back to the planet. This way Real Saboaria is strengthening its commitment to be a sustainable and responsible brand.