Palm oil and deforestation

Meeting the sustainability challenge 

Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet and is in everything from shampoo and cosmetics to chocolate and bread. But its use is linked to deforestation, with oil palm trees cultivated in some of the world’s most biodiverse areas. 

In September, conservation body WWF released its latest Palm Oil Buyers scorecard. Rating companies on their use of sustainable palm oil, it revealed that a number of UK organisations are leading the way on sustainable palm oil sourcing. Associated British Foods, Boots, The Co-operative, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Premier Foods, Reckitt Benckiser, ...

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