DKSH Partners with Forestwise for Several Key Markets in Western Europe

March 6, 2022

Zurich, July 27, 2021 – DKSH will provide sales, marketing, logistics, and distribution for Forestwise’s products in several key markets in Western Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, The Nordics and Baltic States, Switzerland, and the Iberian Peninsula.

Forestwise sources, harvests, produces, and distributes sustainably-sourced natural cosmetic ingredients. Its portfolio includes an organic range of oils, butters, and sugars, which are COSMOS-approved, “Fair for Life”-certified, and wild-gathered from the rainforests of Indonesia.

“We believe that the time is right to bring our range of sustainable raw materials to a wider audience and that partnering with DKSH, with their resources, enthusiasm, and the value they place on natural ingredients, make them a great fit for our company,” stated Forestwise CEO, Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn.

Olivier Patricola, Director, Personal Care Industry, Europe, Performance Materials, DKSH added: “We are delighted to offer our customers Forestwise's portfolio of unique and high-quality ingredients combined with the opportunity to actively support rainforest conservation. Our customers will greatly benefit from the unique properties and values of Forestwise's ingredients as well as the shared technical expertise and support from our sales teams, and innovation center specialists.”

About Forestwise

Forestwise is dedicated to creating #RainforestValue in order to sustain the rainforests of Borneo. Our mission is to #StopDeforestation and create #RainforestValue by developing a market for valuable products from the rainforest and empower local people to protect the remaining forest. By helping to maintain the wild rainforest, we also conserve wildlife, generate employment and income for local inhabitants, and safeguard fresh water, fresh air and fertile soils. We increase the economic value of the remaining forest and give forest communities a sound incentive for continuing to protect it.

About DKSH

DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For more than 150 years, we have been delivering growth for companies in Asia and beyond across our Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, PerformanceMaterials and Technology. As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, we offer sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services.Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, DKSH operates in 36 markets with 32,450 specialists, generating netsales of CHF 10.7 billion in 2020. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications.With 48 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, we create cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,260 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 1.1 billion in 2020.

For further information, please contact:

DKSH Performance Materials

Daniel Hollister
Senior Manager, Group MarketingPhone +44 20 8879


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