RSPO glycerin switch to help orangutans
Our Global Impact
We all share this planet; we share it with animals and we share it with plants. Humans use plants and animals to survive. As a result, we wouldn’t be here today if not for the food and medicine provided by them. Even so, it is easy to forget the impact our actions can have on the environment and on the planet as a whole. Although, at Yellow Emperor, we do our best to remember.
To that end, it is important to us that we reduce our negative impact on the world by increasing our sustainability efforts. For this reason, Yellow Emperor made the switch to sourcing Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified glycerin. Additionally, by purchasing RSPO certified palm oil products, like glycerin, we send a signal to other companies in the natural products industry that we believe sustainability is important.
How to do better
Purchasing sustainable palm oil is important in the fight against deforestation in Indonesia, home to the orangutan. In fact, deforestation is the main threat to the orangutan.1 Orangutans are an umbrella species. In other words, their conservation helps protect many other plant and animal species.2 Surprisingly, there are three distinct species of orangutan. One resides on Borneo and the other two reside on Sumatra. The three species can be distinguished by males with flanges.3 Regardless, palm oil plantations deforest valuable habitat for all three species which live in the forest canopy.1
Since our glycerin comes from Indonesia, we talked with our vendor and found that they could provide RSPO certified glycerin. We saw the opportunity to do better in the world and we switched. If you are interested to learn more about RSPO, orangutans, or deforestation, please check out the links below.
More about RSPO
More reading on orangutans
More on deforestation in Indonesia