A new value creation approach for natural ingredients

The natural ingredients market is changing – with external pressures for better quality and demonstrable efficacy, while consumers demand ingredients they can trust in cleaner, simpler, healthier formulations. The good news? More opportunities for companies that can deliver all of these things in their products.

PLT360 is a business-wide commitment by PLT Health Solutions to developing ingredients that our customers can be both confident and proud to supply to their own customers – knowing that these ingredients are safe, of high quality, efficacious and harvested and manufactured in a sustainable way. Going beyond traditional quality control programs, PLT360 examines every aspect of an ingredient that we supply to deliver a best-in-class solution in a program that tracks Ingredient Integrity, Quality, Sustainability and Efficacy.

Take a look at some of the programs contained in PLT360:

A Four-Pillar Framework

The four main pillars, or activity areas, of PLT360 are Integrity, Quality, Sustainability and Efficacy.


Ingredient Integrity is an important first step in the PLT360 program. It involves source traceability, an identification process that verifies chemical/physical makeup, and a baseline safety analysis that starts with raw materials and ends when the materials are used by consumers. It also includes verification of important qualifiers like GMO, organic and other certifications. Ingredients in the PLT360 program will be ID Verified™ by a 3rd party source.

The Quality pillar of PLT360 encompasses every international quality assurance and compliance standard that is important to PLT customers – GMP, FDA, USP and more. With a baseline program that focuses on meeting a specification each and every time for all of the company’s ingredients, Quality at PLT will examine the regulatory and quality program requirements in each region the company serves and work closely with the Quality programs at each individual customer to help them reach their goals for their own businesses. An important part of PLT’s Quality pillar is a robust supplier evaluation and monitoring process – as the company sources ingredients that are produced on 5 continents. In many instances, PLT works consultatively with our PLT acts as a bridge  between its customers and ingredient manufacturrersing partners in aligning quality processes and requirements.

According to PLT, strong consumer brands of the future will be built on sustainable ingredients. The Sustainability pillar of PLT360 strives to improve the impact of an ingredient’s harvesting, manufacturing and delivery on the Earth’s environment and the lives of the people who are involved with its production. Programs related to this pillar include an Ethical Sourcing Review and the examination of the environmental impact of manufacturing processes. PLT preferentially selects sustainable ingredients to bring to market.

The Efficacy pillar of PLT360 places an emphasis on delivering high levels of efficacy and the most  positive consumer experience in each ingredient class the company offers. Premium ingredients offered for sale by PLT Health Solutions receives a baseline scientific evaluation to ensure that they offer best-in-class efficacy. For many ingredients, PLT conducts a multi-targeted, on-going program of scientific evaluation to support customer marketing activities and develop differentiation and intellectual property. Scientific dossiers and 3rd party reviews are a part of PLT’s Efficacy efforts. An important component of PLT’s scientific support of ingredients is the company’s ability to translate research into commercially significant value statements for consumers. Beyond the consumer, a strong program presenting information on efficacy can help PLT’s customers address the concerns of government and regulatory agencies – a major issue with consumer product companies today.

The PLT360 initiative builds from many of the things we currently do at PLT Health Solutions to provide value and confidence to our customers. It is also a roadmap for how we plan to, alongside our network of manufacturing partners, continually improve our organization and ingredient portfolio. Finally, it is part of a dialogue we want to have with our customers to ensure that we are always looking to serve the best interests of consumers.

To learn more about PLT360, and how it could affect your future, contact your PLT representative.