Successful RSPO certification of the Nölken sites
After successfully passing an independent audit, Nölken's production sites were again awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate on 10 January 2023. The certificate stands for the promotion of sustainability in the palm oil value chain and demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the leading manufacturer of wet wipes, nursing pads and cosmetic care products.
Following an independent, external audit by the certification company Control Union Certifications in November 2022, Nölken Hygiene Products received the RSPO certificate for all production sites in both Germany and Poland on 10 January 2023.
Nölken relies on the benefits of renewable raw materials in the production of its diverse care and cosmetic products. Palm(kernel)oil-based ingredients form the basis for active washing and cleaning substances such as surfactants or emulsifiers that make these products so effective. However, the production and use of palm(kernel)oil is subject to public criticism, as natural habitats are often destroyed for its cultivation.
That is why Nölken is committed to promoting the sustainable cultivation of oil palms and the downstream production of palm(kernel)oil derivatives. The second-generation family business has therefore been using 100% certified sustainable palm raw materials of the RSPO Mass Balance (RSPO MB) trading form since 2021. It is also a member of the multi-stakeholder platform Forum For Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP) and is committed to ecological and social improvement in the cultivation of oil palms.
Since 2017, Nölken has been certified according to the RSPO supply chain standard and has been successfully re-audited annually to date. This allows customers to label products with the RSPO seal of approval and further support ethical palm oil production practices.
About the RSPO
Launched in 2004, the RSPO is an innovative initiative that promotes sustainable practices in palm oil production. Through a unique collaboration between companies and environmental organisations from different sectors, this organisation has established itself as a leader in promoting environmentally friendly practices throughout the value chain.
You can find the RSPO MB certificate here: