Bio. Logical. Not just renewable—sustainable.

Bio-based isn’t new to us. It’s always been a no-brainer. While some companies have only recently shown an interest in bio-based chemicals, we’ve been at it for more than 70 years.

For example, in 1985 we pioneered importation of palm-based fatty acids from Southeast Asia to meet public interest and lessen demand for petrochemicals. And we were one of the first to begin importing oil and derivatives when India entered the international castor oil market in the late 80’s.

The best is yet to come. Every day, we move responsibly to meet the growing demand for bio-based chemicals that aren’t just renewable, but sustainable. The extensive reach of our global supply chain provides even more bio-based products for customers who want to provide sustainable options to consumers.

We currently offer sustainable palm-based products from RSPO certified manufacturers, and work with manufacturers who have made proven progress achieving sustainability and the high quality—whether through new technology, raw material sources that do not deplete limited resources, or the discovery of alternatives to raw materials or ingredients needed by our customers.

Of course, we understand that bio-based isn’t the answer for everything right now. In the meantime, we will continue to offer traditional chemistries for customers who need them; but whenever we can find a way to convert to a sustainable, renewable source, we’re going to head in that direction.