EUDR Compliance: What You Need to Know

The enactment of the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) marks a significant milestone in the global effort to combat deforestation.

EUDR Enforcement will begin on December 31, 2024 for large companies.

What does this mean?

As of December 31, 2024, every commodity covered by the EUDR – soy, beef, palm oil, wood, cocoa, coffee and rubber as well as derivative products – must:

  • Be sourced from land that is certified 100% deforestation free from land harvested after the cutoff date of December 31, 2020 – no exceptions!
  • Be traceable to their original plot of land via geolocation coordinates provided in mandatory due diligence statements submitted by operators ahead of products or raw materials being exported or placed on the EU market.
  • For products traded in bulk, such as soy or palm oil, this means that the operator needs to ensure that all plots of land involved in a shipment are identified and that the commodities are not mixed at any step of the process with commodities of unknown origin or from areas deforested or degraded.
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Implications for palm oil

Supply disruptions
8.5% = number of palm oil producers, processors and traders that can trace 100% of their raw materials from their supplier mills to the plantation of origin.

Price increases
$170 million – $2.5 billion = Annual estimated EUDR compliance-related costs for companies conducting business in the EU.

RSPO inadequacy
“Insufficient” = RSPO certification alone as evidence to prove compliance with the EUDR requirements, as determined by an RSPO GAP analysis.

Future limitations on supply
2030 =  When the demand for palm oil may begin exceeding the maximum amount of arable land in palm growing regions.

What can CPGs do to prepare?

  • Plan with internal teams to determine when adhering raw materials must be acquired by to ensure products supplied in January 2024 meet all requirements.
  • Ask suppliers about how they are preparing to meet EUDR requirements to ensure supply chain continuity after 31 December 2024.
  • Limit the use of covered commodities in new formulations.
  • Re-formulate existing formulas to eliminate covered commodities.
  • Diversify supply chains with palm alternatives from nonagricultural sources - such as Palmless™ - which are not subject to EUDR regulation.
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Palmless™ is the deforestation-free palm oil alternative to diversify your supply chain.


Palm is versatile - which is while it’s found in nearly 50% of consumer packaged goods. Palmless™ leverages the power of biotechnology to exceed the breadth of uses of agricultural palm.

Ingredients that will have 44 – 94% less GHG emissions compared to current palm oil benchmarks, while also being 250x more land use efficient.

Soaps & Serums
Use our Palmless™ Torula Oil directly in formulations for luxurious, silky texture.

Personal & Home Care Oleochemicals, Surfactants
With a fatty acid profile nearly identical to that of palm, Palmless™ Torula Oil  can be used as the feedstock to make any traditionally palm-based derivatives – guaranteeing a secure and traceable supply, and a smaller environmental footprint for chemically-identical ingredients.

Custom Oils & Oleochemicals
Leveraging the power of biotechnology, design your own custom oil profile to meet your specific needs and deliver unique attributes.

And more!

  • Chocolates
  • Spreads
  • Bakery
  • Candy confections
  • Infant formula
  • Custom oil profiles for specific requirements


  • C16’s microbial oils are excluded from the scope of the EUDR
  • USDA biobased, created using a centuries-old fermentation process–grown from yeast, not trees
  • Deforestation-free, biodesigned, naturally-derived, vegan friendly, and cruelty-free
  • Proven not to cause irritation to skin (HRIPT); INCI registered: linoleic / oleic /palmitic triglyceride
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The future starts now

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Hundreds of metric tonnes available now. Currently booking inventory through the end of 2024 and beginning of 2025.