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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

Next level palm oil sustainability: RSPO launch

Next level palm oil sustainability: RSPO launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released an ‘add-on’ module to its already well-established certification for sustainably-produced palm oil: RSPO NEXT.

Digital boost for palm oil farmers from Henkel

Digital boost for palm oil farmers from Henkel

By Lucy Whitehouse

Henkel, a German industrial and consumer goods company, has announced it is partnering with a development organisation to support smallholder farmers in Colombia.

BASF joins Forum For Sustainable Palm Oil

BASF joins Forum For Sustainable Palm Oil

By Simon Pitman

BASF has confirmed its participation in the Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP) as a supporting member, in a move aimed at signaling the company’s ongoing efforts to support sustainable palm oil.

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil efforts

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil efforts

By Lucy Whitehouse

With 20 of its production sites worldwide now accredited in line with RSPO standards, BASF has announced ‘good progress’ has been made in its efforts to move away from palm oil that is not certified sustainable.

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

RSPO European Roundtable 2017 approaching

By Lucy Whitehouse

The 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is due to take place in London, June 12 -13, looking to focus on how the body can make change possible and deliver on three core commitments.

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact report for 2016, taking a look at the question of how far the non-profit association progressed towards global, sustainable palm oil production last year.

AAK announces sustainability improvements in latest report

AAK announces sustainability improvements in latest report

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier AAK has made improvements in its efficiency which is seeing it reduce enrgey consumption and CO2 emissions, whilst it still maintains that palm oil commitments remain high on its agenda.

New Evonik ingredient jumps on sustainable palm trend

New Evonik ingredient jumps on sustainable palm trend

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The trend for certified sustainable palm oil has influenced Evonik’s latest surfactant launch and its TEGO Betain P 50 C active also claims to be more cost effective, at the request of cosmetics producers and consumers.

Wildlife needs protecting, say researchers

Researchers say palm oil action needs to be taken NOW

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study in the Cell Press journal says that the growing demand for vegetable oil, which has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, is causing serious environmental damage and needs to be acted upon now.

CSPO use increases 49% on last year

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil use increases 49% on last year

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The uptake of certified sustainable palm oil has seen a 49% increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year which many believe is a positive landmark for the industry that has been threatening to destroy rainforests in Indonesia and around...

BASF launches certified sustainable palm oil-based cosmetics ingredients

BASF launches certified sustainable palm oil-based cosmetics ingredients

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

BASF has become one of the first suppliers to the European cosmetics and personal care industry to offer its range of ingredients based on certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil, in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Unilever furthers palm oil commitment, now it’s time for industry

Unilever furthers palm oil commitment, now it’s time for industry

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a significant move in its journey to accelerate market transformation towards sustainable palm oil, stating that by the end of 2014, all of the palm oil it buys globally will be traceable to known...

WWF embraces RSPO International Standards on palm oil in Peru

WWF embraces RSPO International Standards on palm oil in Peru

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Nature conservation organization, WWF’s Peru operation has endorsed the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) International Standards, for addressing this situation which is taking place across tropical rainforests around the world.

Carrefour adopts sustainable palm oil strategy in Indonesia

Carrefour adopts sustainable palm oil strategy in Indonesia

By Andrew McDougall

The retail chain’s Indonesian unit has declared it will exclusively source certified sustainable palm oil and implement the RSPO trademark on products in a bid to urge consumers to choose products from a sustainable source.

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