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New soap with certified sustainable palm oil to hit hotels worldwide, including Marriott properties

SCS Global Services certifies This Works soap from Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, under RSPO standard

Sep 24, 2019

Hospitality product distributor Guest Supply, a Guest Worldwide company, is now offering a new soap line, called This Works, which contains palm oil certified under the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standard by internationally recognized third-party SCS Global Services (SCS). As of June 2019, the Company has made this body soap available to all customers and has plans to install it in Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

During its assessment, SCS evaluated This Works ingredients, its supply chain and the manufacturing process before granting RSPO certification. Guest Supply, in partnership with sister company Gilchrist & Soames, the Guest Worldwide personal care manufacturer, is excited to offer this product to hotel customers.

This Works soap is a moisturizing gentle cleanser made with frankincense and patchouli essential oils. Displaying the RSPO Trademark and the SCS Kingfisher sustainable palm oil certification mark, the product will be distributed in Marriott and other hotel chains internationally.

“RSPO certification aligns with our corporate social responsibility goals, and satisfies consumer demands for transparency,” said Roys Laux, Senior VP and General Manager for Gilchrist & Soames. “Our customers depend on us to provide high quality, sustainable products, and this certification demonstrates our commitment to delivering against those expectations.”

“Through an independent assessment with SCS, we ensured that Guest Supply met the RSPO Supply Chain Standard, verifying that the company is sourcing from certified plantations,” said Matthew Rudolf, Director of Sustainable Palm Oil at SCS Global Services. “With this soap line, Guest Worldwide companies are paving the way for other distributors and manufacturers to be transparent and build more consumer awareness of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.”

“RSPO congratulates Guest Supply on its certification,” said Dan Strechay, RSPO Interim Director of Outreach and Engagement and U.S. Representative. “Use of the RSPO Trademark helps the palm oil market and promotes awareness by driving demand for sustainably produced palm oil that avoids deforestation, helps reduce carbon emissions, protects workers, and supports local communities.” 

SCS Global Services conducted the assessment at Guest Supply’s New Jersey location in September 2018 and delivered certification in October 2018. The company is currently in the process of adding global sites to its certification scope and undergoing certification for another soap product.

About SCS Global Services
SCS is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS works with companies, government agencies, and stakeholders worldwide to identify and drive practices, policies and processes that advance the goals of sustainable development and give innovators a competitive advantage. Its certification services and sustainability solutions span the natural resources, green building, energy, agricultural, and consumer products sectors, enabling policy-makers, purchasers, company decision-makers and consumers to make informed decisions based on the highest level of environmental, ethical and quality accountability. SCS, which stands for Scientific Certification Systems, is a Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit our website at www.scsglobalservices.com and follow us on Twitter at @SCScertified.
Contact: Nikki Helms, [email protected], +1.510.914.3239

About Guest Worldwide
Guest Worldwide, a Sysco company, has been the leading provider of hospitality products to the lodging industry for more than 40 years with more than 30,000 products sold in more than 25,000 well-known chains and independent properties around the globe. As the only global provider to the hotel and lodging industry, the company maintains relationships with leading hotels around the world. Guest Worldwide operates three business units, Gilchrist & Soames, a renowned amenity manufacturer, Manchester Mills, a leading textile manufacturer, and Guest Supply, an industry leading distributor. Manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing resources are strategically located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ensuring superior product selection and availability, as well as quick and efficient response to meet virtually every need. For more information, visit www.guestworldwide.com.
Contact: Camilla Zuckero, [email protected], 281.899.1839

About the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. RSPO is a not-for-profit association that unites stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry including oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs, and social or developmental NGOs.
Contact: Dan Strechay, [email protected], 973.809.8912

Media Contacts
Nikki Helms | Marketing Project Manager, Natural Resources [email protected] 510.914.3239