Tag Archives: Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil

New criteria for sustainable palm oil

Good things come to those who wait. Sort of. After years of wrangling the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has finally launched improved criteria for its certification scheme. “RSPO Next” is a voluntary initiative for companies that wish to exceed current requirements. This includes a no deforestation policy, commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and…
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Starbucks under fire on palm oil

ALMOST 280,000 people have signed a petition calling for coffee chain Starbucks to use more sustainable palm oil. “What's most remarkable about Starbucks' lack of progress on palm oil is that it's in stark contrast to the company's work on coffee,” said campaign group SumofUs.   Whilst Starbucks claims that 99% of its coffee is…
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Kellogg’s announces commitment to sustainably sourced palm oil

CEREAL MANUFACTUERER Kellogg’s has announced its global commitment to work with palm oil suppliers to ensure the product is fully traceable. The company has said that as part of its commitment it only wants to use palm only which is “produced in a manner that's environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable”.      …
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Some eggs are divine, others are not

THE USE of unsustainable palm oil is rife in UK chocolate products.   The charity Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and Ethical Consumer magazine surveyed more than 70 brands, asking about their practices and policies in relation to palm oil sourcing. They also carried out an investigation of information available on company websites.   They then…
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Nestlé’s palm oil turnaround

NESTLE HAS come a long way since that viral in 2010 – the one with the bored office worker who bites off a finger of a Kit Kat that turns out to be a bloody orang-utan finger. Campaigners at Greenpeace had found that the company was sourcing from Sinar Mas, an Indonesian supplier that it…
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