Earning trust starts with how we select and source ingredients that people feel good about using.

We are working to sustainably source the key ingredients we use in our products, helping to protect the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems from which we source them and to support the communities who farm and harvest them.

  • We aim for all of our key agricultural, forest and marine-derived materials used in our ingredients and packaging to be sustainably sourced and deforestation free by 2030[1].

2022 Performance Highlight:


of our palm-oil derivatives were RSPO mass-balance certified[2]


We are focussed on continuously improving the traceability and transparency of the materials we use. We use leading sustainable sourcing certifications where available, including the Roundtable for Sustainable Sourcing of Palm Oil (RSPO) Mass Balance certification for palm oil derivatives, and the Forestry Stewardship Council / Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (FSC/PEFC) for sustainably sourced paper and board. We also seek to set clear standards for how we source and certify other key materials where there is not yet an established industry-wide standard.

We strive to only conduct business with third parties that maintain good ethical standards and operate responsibly. Our Working with Responsible Third Parties position outlines the expectations that we have of the third parties we work with in order to promote the highest standards of professional integrity and trust.

Working collaboratively with suppliers and partners is critical to making progress on sustainable sourcing. We’re a member of Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD), a collaborative initiative that brings together companies in the cosmetics, home and personal care, and oleochemicals industries to collectively tackle supply chain issues around palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives.

Industry collaboration to tackle supply chain issues around palm oil and derivatives

Our membership of Action for Sustainable Derivatives has helped us to gain greater transparency of our palm oil supply chain by mapping 96.3% of volumes to refineries, 92% to mills and 30.7% to plantations[3] in 2021.

We have also participated in ASD’s Sustainable Palm Index (SPI) which uses an in-depth third-party evaluation to assess suppliers’ progress on sustainable sourcing practices and compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation principles. Based on 2021 data, 89.5% of our suppliers are compliant with SPI requirements, with the remaining 10.5% working to close compliance gaps[3].

We are supporting two ASD Impact Fund projects, including the Kaleka Mosaik Initiative, aiming to ensure that all commodities within the Central Kalimantan district of Indonesia are produced more sustainably and inclusively, including protecting and restoring habitats. We are also supporting a BSR HERrespect programme in Indonesia to improve working conditions for women in the palm oil supply chain.

Improving opportunities for farmers in our mint supply chain 

We source most of the natural mint used in our products from growers in India and the United States. In North America, we’re members of the Mint Industry Research Council (MIRC) who are working together with growers and others in the industry to help ensure mint crops are high-quality, resilient and sustainable.

India is responsible for around 80% of the world’s mint production, with the majority of mint grown by smallholder farmers on land that’s usually under an acre. Mint is a valuable crop in the annual cycle. However, in many parts of the region farmers are struggling with poverty, together with rising production costs and limited access to services.

In 2022, we undertook a Human Rights Impact Assessment of the India mint supply chain which involved interviews and engagement with over 600 rightsholders. The research was undertaken with the support and collaboration of four tier 1 suppliers and two tier 2 suppliers. The mint supply chain is complex, with many intermediaries between Haleon and the mint farmers, so following the assessment, we have been working closely with our suppliers to develop action plans to seek to address some of the root causes of issues identified. 

These action plans support our Healthy Mint Supply Chain strategy, which aims to uphold health and safety standards in mint farming, improve farmers’ livelihoods, support health and gender empowerment in mint growing communities and reduce the environmental impact of mint production.

[1] Scope includes Haleon’s globally managed spend on key materials which are agricultural, forestry or marine derived. Globally managed spend covers the majority of our internal spend and expands across some of our third-party manufacturing network.

[2] Reporting period = 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. Scope includes Haleon’s globally managed spend.

[3] Scope includes Haleon’s globally managed spend. Data is from 2021, when our membership with ASD was as GSK Consumer Healthcare.