Companies pay an application fee to have their product/products certified.
After an extensive and thorough research of their product ingredients by our Assessment Team, If they are deemed to be free from palm oil / palm oil derivatives they will receive certification on the products contained within their application.
When Certification is approved the company pays a Triennial Licence Fee and displays the Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark on the product label of products contained in their application, this is compulsory.
The companies are assessed every three years and if successful renewed for a further 3 years.
If after researching the ingredients of a product we are not 100% satisfied that product won’t be certified. The final decision rests with POFCAP
The use of the Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark is mandatory for companies who successfully meet all the requirements of the Palm Oil Free Certification Programme.
The tiered Application and Triennial License fee allows access to companies of all sizes.
POFCAP’s International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP) assesses and certifies products and companies only it does not recommend or market them. POFCAP publishes all certified companies on their website and across social media to make consumers aware of which companies have been certified.
This certification programme certifies if a product, company or process is 100% palm oil and palm oil derivative free. To be more specific this means any part of Elaeis guineensis the African oil palm or Elaeis oleifera the American oil palm including but not limited to the pulp/flesh, fruit, kernel, oil, leaf, husk, flowers, stalk, fibre, shell, empty bunch trunk, bark, petiole, rachis, sludge & palm kernel cake.
**IT IS ILLEGAL TO DISPLAY POFCAP’S INTERNATIONAL PALM OIL FREE CERTIFICATION TRADEMARK UNLESS YOU HAVE UNDERGONE THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS AND BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CERTIFIED BY POFCAP.
At the time of this website edit POFCAP has assessed and certified over 3,800 products.