BASF publishes fifth Palm Progress Report

  • From 2020, BASF sources all palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources
  • By 2025, the commitment to certified sourcing includes key palm oil and palm kernel oil-based intermediates
  • Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

BASF launched the fifth edition of its Palm Progress Report featuring figures for 2020. One of BASF’s key renewable raw materials is palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives which are mainly used to produce ingredients for the cosmetics, detergent and cleaner industries, as well as in human nutrition.

In the past year, BASF has reached an important milestone on the road to sustainable palm oil. The company has committed to source palm (kernel) oils exclusively from RSPO-certified sustainable sources since then. In 2020, BASF purchased 227,213 metric tons of RSPO-certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil. This corresponds to 100 percent of the total volume purchased. In addition, BASF made further progress in developing transparent supply chains: almost 95 percent of the global oil palm footprint – a total of 441,107 metric tons – could be traced back to the oil mill.

BASF is now fully focused on the other part of its 2015 commitment: to also include the commitment of certified sourcing to those significant intermediates which are based on palm oil and palm kernel oil by 2025, e.g. fatty alcohols and fatty acids.

Portfolio for palm-based surfactants with RSPO certification continues to grow

The BASF Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe business is expanding its portfolio of palm-based surfactants with RSPO certifications. It now offers around 150 surfactants certified according to the RSPO standard ’Mass Balance’, in line with the company’s efforts to work towards a sustainable future along the entire value chain. In addition, it is helping its European customers to meet consumer demand for environment-friendly products both in the detergents and cleaners industry and amongst users of industrial applications. As one of the first RSPO members, BASF is thus underlining its continued commitment to support the production of sustainable palm (kernel) oil in the future.

The Palm Progress Report and further information on BASF’s commitment can be found here.

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About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s highperformance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at www.care-chemicals.basf.com.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

Out of Darkness, A New Action Novel

Out of Darkness: The Freedom Villagers Series -Book 2, a new book by Roy Paul Shields, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In this gripping sequel to Depths of Terror, Paul and Kim have tried to settle into a more normal, peaceful life on the West Coast, but they are quickly pulled back into another international conflict. Waves of terrorists attack the United States with the backing of several nations, and Paul finds himself back in the mountains. With the help of the colonel, a new friend, Chief, and the military, Paul tries to root out the enemy. At the same time, a new group arises to take care of the terrorists on its own terms. The Patriots, a group of armed Americans, are willing to do whatever it takes to defend American soil. Throughout the struggle, Paul and his friends experience the joy of victory and the grief of loss, the warmth of love and the intensity of hatred.

Out of Darkness is a riveting, realistic look at what a military conflict on U.S. ground could look like and a warning of what could lead the United States to such a conflict.

Out of Darkness: The Freedom Villagers Series -Book 2 is a 284-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00 (eBook $14.00). The ISBN is 978-1-4809-5989-7. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/out-of-darkness-the-freedom-villagers-series-book-2/

Salt Lake City, UT Author Publishes Fantasy Thriller Novel

Genome, a new book by Amy Hansen, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

A woman wakes up in the forest not knowing who or where she is. She hurts, is hungry, and does not remember what happened to her. Slowly, words and people flood her brain. Her name is Claire, and she’s lost in a strange place with a danger she does not understand. When she is discovered by a band of strangers, they are immediately distrustful of her, and the feeling is mutual. These people have been living off the grid to avoid creatures known as “Hybrids” the government has created. Through her captivity, flashbacks reveal Claire’s true identity and purpose. Dark and sinister motives outline the story of her past and ultimate abandonment. With Hybrids on the prowl, Claire must now discover her past in order to save her future.

About the Author
Amy Hansen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three children. She’s an avid reader and loves photography, camping, and her cat Salem. Amy is also currently working at a gene editing company based in Utah. This is Amy’s first novel.

To learn more about the author and Genome check them out on social media:

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Genome is a 182-page hardback with a retail price of $23.00 (eBook $18.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4011-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/genome/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/genome/

Glen, NH Author Publishes Children’s Book

The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami, a new book by Robert Owen, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Much is written about Santa and Christmas, but the events and activities at the North Pole during the other 364 days are a mystery. The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami tells the story of one of these events.

When the Master Christmas Bell Maker at the North Pole Workshop invents a machine to make all the bells needed for Christmas, it all goes terribly wrong-not once, but twice! Great teamwork and problem solving will help clean up the mess and make Christmas happen. This cheery and bright tale will be perfect read aloud with your family.

About the Author
Robert Owen and his wife are circus clowns. They met working on a circus. He is from New Hampshire, and she is from Wisconsin. After a decade on the road, they ran away from the circus and joined an amusement park in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They have two sons.

In his senior years, Owen works as a magician and Santa impersonator which has led to imagining the events in the North Pole. This is his first book.

The Great Christmas Bell Tsunami is a 36-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3178-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/the-great-christmas-bell-tsunami/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-great-christmas-bell-tsunami/

Sun City, CA Author Publishes Personal Narrative

Love Him and He Will Love You Back, a new book by Rockell White, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In Love Him and He Will Love You Back, author Rockell White shares with us her feelings about Jesus, where he brought her from, what He means to her, and most of all what He has done for her. This book is about trusting and loving Jesus all the way, holding Him to His word, and having faith in Him all the way through good and bad days.

About the Author
Rockell White was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and from there her family moved to California when Rockell was very young, along with her six sublines. Today Rockell is retired and lives in Temecula Wine Country, CA, with her goldendoodle, Remi.

Love Him and He Will Love You Back is a 42-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00 (eBook $5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7193-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/love-him-and-he-will-love-you-back/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/love-him-and-he-will-love-you-back/