Get Certified

The Orangutan Alliance International Palm Oil Free Certification Program is a program for manufacturers, brands and retailers, enabling them to use the Orangutan Alliance mark to certify that no palm oil or derivatives are used in approved products.


As a manufacturer, there are many benefits to certification. The Orangutan Alliance Palm Oil Free Seal is a recognized logo for those looking for certified palm oil-free products. This symbol represents a sign of trust and care.

Our aim is to support the success of manufacturers and brands that do not use non-sustainable palm oil. When you use the Orangutan Alliance PALM OIL FREE SEAL, you tap into thousands of consumers already looking for labeling choice.

We are driving international consumer awareness, demand, and industry partnerships to grow the market for products created with care and support conservation efforts affected by this issue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the certification process?

Certification can be obtained using our 6 easy steps

Step 1 – Apply for certification and a quote on the form below

Step 2 – Assess quote, documentation requirements and email approval

Step 3 – Forward documentation required and pay deposit

  • All palm oil free and palm oil derivative free declarations need to be up to date and saved under the name of ingredient being declared.
  • All declarations must be submitted to a shared folder provided and must be notified when folders are updated.
  • Ingredient list must be dated
  • If your product has a variation in colour, type or flavour, it still needs to be listed on ingredient spread sheet so we can reconcile product types and product variations during checks and as a list of approved products.
  • We also encourage you to keep copies of your submitted docs in case of an audit

Step 4 – Await notification of approval. Note – At this stage we may require more information or further checks on your declarations

Step 5 – Confirmation of approval sent along with relevant agreements and final invoice

Step 6 – Certificate and Orangutan Alliance logos and style guide issued. You will be contacted for renewal before your certification expires.

How long will the certification progress take?

We will get back to you within two weeks of receiving your enquiry regarding documents we may require. Most of the time, the timeframe is dependent on how long it will take for us to receive your information and the number of products you have submitted.

How much does certification cost?

Our Palm Oil free certification fee depends on a number factors including

  • The number of products you would like certified
  • Your turnover
  • If you have been referred or certified by one of our partner organisations.

What are the benefits to certification?

There are several benefits to certification as follows.

  • Easy to identify palm oil free seal
  • Instant shelf recognition
  • Meet increasing demand from consumers seeking free from products
  • Third party verification and evaluation of your product
  • Brand promotion through our website and partner channels
  • Marketing promotional opportunities in relevant campaigns throughout the year
  • Marketing insight regarding consumers in this category

The above are only some of the benefits available. Another important aspect is that Orangutan Alliance through its certification program will donate its profits to conservation projects. The more brands that support this program, the more projects we can support.

Do you certify other brands that may other products that have palm oil in it?

Orangutan Alliance certification is based on individual products submitted. Orangutan Alliance acknowledges that from time to time there are some manufacturers who have the best intentions in making products palm oil free but have encountered difficulty in sourcing palm oil free alternative or fully traceable ingredients, but have managed to develop part of their range to be palm oil free. We do not exclude these businesses from applying for certification on a product by product basis and encourage the industry to resolve this issue.

Got another question?

Contact us
  • 1
    Apply for certification

    Find all the details on certification below. Feel free to contact us for any further informaiton, we are here to help! Find the contact form at the bottom of this page to apply.

  • 2
    Await approval

    We will check your declarations, to make 100% sure all products submitted are free of palm oil and palm oil derivatives. We are here to help you every step of the way to make this process as easy as possible for you.

  • 3
    Confirmation of approval

    Receive you certificate and Orangutan Alliance logos and style guide.

  • 4
    Benefit from eco-concious certification.

    With your new certification you can now promote your palm free claims while having more of a positive impact on the world.

Apply for certification

Congratulations on your interest to become a certified partner and for taking the first step in the certification journey.

To begin the process and to apply, get a quote or enquire about the Orangutan Alliance Palm Oil Free Certification, please fill in the information below as accurately as possible.

What are our certified brands saying?

``Our business was created to provide a completely palm oil free range, and so palm oil free certification is key for validation of our brand. We have found Orangutan Alliance to
be rigorous and transparent in their palm oil-free certification process.

We appreciate their important work in raising awareness about the environmental significance of choosing palm oil free certified products. Orangutan Alliance actively supports our brand by generously providing us with exciting unique promotional opportunities. These opportunities have been really valuable for connecting with
aligned businesses and for extending our reach.``

Maretta Mann

Two-Winged Fruit, Australia

“Since we’ve partnered with Orangutan Alliance last year, it has opened more doors
for our brand in terms of new distribution, promotions and consumer reach locally
and internationally. Our palm oil-free certification has built a higher level of trust for us as a brand, and we believe it's a more enhanced version of cruelty-free.”

Spencer Angeltvedt

LOA, Canada

“The Orangutan Alliance team has provided our business with an incredible level of support and guidance through the certification process. Their certification method was extremely thorough. Their extended co-marketing support is also an added benefit of choosing to certify our products with them.”

Trudi Jaye

Retreatment Botanics, Australia

Being 100% palm oil-free has always been the absolute ethical bedrock of Bloomtown.

Besides the honour of being able to say that we're the UK's first certified palm oil-free company, we also love being able to give back and provide our customers assurance that there are no nasty palm-derived ingredients hiding in our ingredients labels, as this is a real problem in the beauty industry.

Customers are demanding ethically sourced ingredients and transparency, and Orangutan Alliance palm oil-free certification has allowed us to deliver both. Our business has grown exponentially since received full certification, with a growth of 33% on our website orders and 45% on our trade orders and the the sky's the limit! Thankyou Orangutan Alliance.

Preyanka Clarke-Prakash

Bloomtown, UK