Social Responsibility

It’s not what you say, but what you do about it. Social Responsibility plays an important role in the philosophy of Karsten International and we aim to do our part in creating a healthier and more sustainable future for generations to come. By translating our principles into effective actions relating to social responsibility, the business decisions that we make today can have a positive impact on tomorrow. Socially responsible business practices are not only wise, but also smart. With consumers becoming more and more conscious of social, environmental and economic issues, businesses with a likeminded vision will benefit in every way.

Labour conditions

Labour conditions in factories are still an alarming issue in today’s society. Our manufacturing partners should realise the importance of fair labour conditions and comply with today’s international standards. At Karsten International, we carefully select our partners on the basis of fair trade. Karsten International is official member of BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) and require this certification for all of her manufacturers.

Reduce packaging waste

Packaging is always a waste, but also necessary for the protection of the product. Since we have to pack it anyway, why not pack it as in a sustainable way? Wherever possible, we use bio-degradable materials to make sure that the packaging can always be disposed in an environmentally friendly manner. We do our utmost to avoid the use of non-degradable materials, such as PVC.


Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil is an organization which was formed in 2004 with the objective to promote the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards. Because we use sustainably produced palm oil as an ingredient in many of our products, our manufacturers are RSPO certified.