There has been some recent criticism in the media with regard to the alleged threat to the habitats of orang-utans by deforestation as a result of the Indonesian palm oil industry.
This criticism is directed solely at the Indonesian palm industry and does not relate to other palm producing countries in the region.
The Malaysian government takes a very pro-active stand on environmental issues and is robust in enforcing the law in this field. It works in partnership with internationally renowned environmental organisations such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on a wide range of projects.
The Malaysian palm oil industry has an exemplary record on environmental conservation and wildlife protection. The red palm fruit oil used to make Carotino is ethically sourced from its own environmentally sustainable plantations in Malaysia.
Carotino’s parent company, the JC Chang Group, is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its plantations adhere to very strict environmental legislation. All the palm oil used in Carotino is RSPO certified and fully traceable.
The company works hard to minimise pollution, protect the habitats of all wildlife and actively promote biodiversity of flora and fauna in its plantations and is justifiably proud of its strong environmental record.