Evonik puts pressure on palm oil suppliers to go sustainable
Chemicals supplier Evonik has joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in an attempt to put more pressure on suppliers to create a traceable supply chain.
Unilever buys sustainable palm oil certificates for European business
Unilever has bought enough sustainable palm oil certificates to cover the requirements of its European, Australian and New Zealand businesses.
Body Shop comes under fire over Colombian palm oil
UK-based The Body Shop is under pressure both lawyers and a British charity after sourcing palm oil from a Colombian company linked to the eviction of peasant farmers.
Council’s attempt to defend Malaysian palm oil dubbed misleading
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council’s (MPOC) recent attempt to defend the crop’s environmental credentials has been judged misleading by the UK’s advertising authorities.
Lush launches campaign to highlight destruction caused by palm oil
A campaign launched by progressive cosmetics firm Lush to underline the destruction caused by some palm oil producers is gathering attention.
Unilever exerts further pressure on Sustainable Palm Oil Roundtable
Unilever’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Polman has re-stated the importance of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as a crucial measure in reducing deforestation.
WWF accuses RSPO of hypocrisy over sustainable palm oil pledge
New figures released by the World Wildlife Fund (WFF) today reveal that only one per cent of sustainable palm oil has been bought, in spite of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) pledge to use sustainable product.
Global Palm oil prices soar as stocks fall
Oilseed analysts are predicting a squeeze on supply of Malaysian palm oil for months to come, as prices are pushed up by farmers’ inability to invest in inputs and poor extraction rates – while demand for fried and oily food is not abating.
Unilever focuses on soap in West Africa
Unilever has completed the purchase of a soap business and the sale of its palm oil and edible oil interests in the Ivory Coast.
Unilever shifts Ivory Coast interest from palm oil to soap
Unilever has announced that it is selling its edible oils business
and palm oil plantation interests in the Ivory Coast, and will
instead invest in a soap business in the country.
Charity warns of palm oil human rights violations
War on Want has warned that UK consumers could be fuelling a
campaign to displace indigenous people from their land by
consuming Colombian palm oil.
Unilever commits to sustainable palm oil
Unilever has pledged to use only palm oil certified as sustainable
by 2015, while also supporting calls for a moratorium on further
deforestation for palm oil in Indonesia.
Palm oil price fears rise with flood waters
Severe flooding in Malaysia looks likely to affect palm oil
supplies for November and December, sparking a shortage that would
drive up prices.
Big companies named in palm oil warning
Procter & Gamble and Unilever are among the personal care
companies implicated in the environmental time
bomb planted by the farming of the natural
ingredient palm oil, according to a new report.
Roundtable heralds advent of sustainable palm oil
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is on the
cusp of delivering on its promise to put sustainable oil on the
market, and will be unveiling its certification system at its next
meeting in November.