Palm traders, processors and manufacturers have different options to buy RSPO certified palm: mass balance and segregated. This animation demonstrates the difference between the options and adds a third option: Mass Balance Traced.
While both Mass Balance and Segregation have an equal impact on growers, separating certified palm along the whole supply chain involves extra costs for buyers and processors of palm. In other words, Mass Balance helps to make sustainably grown palm affordable. The Mass Balance Traced model combines the costs benefits of the Mass Balance model with a transparent and traceable palm supply chain.