Sustainability is increasingly a priority for cosmetics brands, encompassing everything from packaging to responsible sourcing. In response to this growing demand for ethically sourced and eco-friendly beauty products, Cargill Beauty is adding Sustainable Cocoa Butter to its growing portfolio of nature-derived ingredients. Certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Cargill’s Sustainable Cocoa Butter is sourced exclusively from Ghana, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire using Cargill’s direct network of known farmers and farmer organizations through the Cargill Cocoa Promise.
The Cargill Cocoa Promise represents Cargill’s commitment to securing a sustainable supply of cocoa now and in the future, whilst supporting farmers, their communities and the environment. By sourcing from this network, Cargill provides greater supply chain transparency to its customers.
Beyond its ethical and environmental credentials, Cargill’s Sustainable Cocoa Butter has plenty to offer personal care formulations. Biodegradable and 100% natural*, this white, deodorized cocoa butter brings comfort to dry skin and offers a unique sensory experience compared to other emollient sources. This is due to cocoa butter’s distinct crystal structure, which results in a fast melt that leaves skin smooth and silky.
Cargill’s Marty Muenzmaier, Sustainability and External Affairs Leader, has this to say about the new cocoa butter offering:
“Consumer interest in sustainable, ethical sourcing continues to grow. By offering customers Sustainable Cocoa Butter, certified by the Rainforest Alliance and backed by our own Cargill Cocoa Promise, we’re providing brands added assurance that our cocoa butter was produced in accordance with internationally recognized and independent standards for sustainable production. It’s the perfect addition to our nature-derived ingredient portfolio, and further evidence of our commitment to responsible sourcing.”
Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine 155 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.
About Cargill Beauty
Cargill Beauty, Cargill’s personal care platform, addresses ingredient challenges for the cosmetic market by unleashing nature sustainably. Cargill Beauty offers a diverse portfolio of nature-derived ingredients, an integrated and responsible supply chain, state of the art research and application services and endless possibilities for the future. Cargill Beauty’s portfolio is composed of texturizers, emollients, emulsifiers, sensory enhancers and active ingredients to develop nature-based products for skin care, hair care, color care and oral care.