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Coconut Oil vs. Palm Oil

In order to understand the differences we need to know both products:

Coconut Palm oil Palm oil
The coconut (Cocos nucifera) is an important member of the family Arecaceae (palm family)

Palm oil (from the African oil palm, Elaeis Guineensis.

Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos Nucifera).

Palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit. It should not be confused with coconut oil, which is derived from the kernel of the coconut palm (Cocos Nucifera).

The Philippines is the world's largest producer of coconut products.

In 1995, Malaysia was the world's largest producer with 51% of the world's production. Since 2007, Indonesia emerged as the world's largest producer of palm oil producing approximately 50% of the world's palm oil volume.

Important Producers of Coconut Oil world wide in 1999

Source : Oil World Statistics Update, Apr.7,2000

Renewable Source

When coconuts are used, it is considerably easy to replace them. Coconut trees can grow in almost any kind of soil even in sandy soils in seashores. More so, they live and bear fruit for up to more than sixty years. It is considered a "three-generation tree" which can support a farmer, his children and his grandchildren. Coconut oil is regarded as renewable resource which can be grown again in contrast to fossil and mineral raw materials such as crude oil, coals, ores, etc. whose occurrence is limited and finite.

Sustainable Chemistry Choices

Earth Friendly Products is committed to use Ecofriendly, renewable and green chemistries to meet the formulation requirements. Earth Friendly Products uses coconut oil based surfactants as oppose to the palm oil to prevent the environmental and socio-economic impacts of palm oil that have caused substantial and irreversible damage to the natural environment. In addition to that we are aiming to establish a system to promote environmental sustainability in our contracts and purchasing by including environmental sustainability as a criterion for the point evaluation of vendors and contractors doing business with Earth Friendly Products. Earth Friendly Products is working with the stakeholders to evolve the industry to a more sustainable model.

We encourage our suppliers, dealers, and others to seek sustainable solutions in the choices they make every day by suppliers and other stakeholders to identify sustainability opportunities and concerns regarding our operations and products. All of our suppliers are provided with a sustainability guide along with a questionnaire in order to develop mutually-beneficial initiatives and solutions towards Our goal to produce quality cleaning products in the most environmentally and socially responsible method.