Cocoa and ingredient group Blommer Chocolate Co. has claimed it is the first group to offer 100% RSPO-certified mass balance palm oil in the US, with products becoming available this autumn.

“In addition to our certified palm oil commitment, we’re also working directly with suppliers to better understand and evaluate the entire palm oil supply chain,” said Kip Walk, director of sustainability for Blommer. “As we are doing with the cocoa supply chain, we aim to achieve traceable supplies while working to protect rainforests and biodiversity, endeavouring to minimise the carbon footprint of our supply chain and support the welfare of all stakeholders.”

The move is an extension of Blommer’s “sustainable origins” project, which operates farmer education programmes throughout west Africa, Indonesia and the Americas.