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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated Nestlé’s membership this week after the company submitted a time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Earlier this month the organization had suspended Nestlé over lax reporting and failure to pay the membership fee, which counted … Read more »

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended Nestlé’s membership over the company’s failure to submit an annual progress report for 2016, and for delivering a 2017 report without the required time-bound plan for working toward sustainable palm oil.

Mondelez International Smashes Waste Goal, Achieves 57% Reduction

Mondelez International Smashes Waste Goal, Achieves 57% Reduction

Mondelez International exceeded its goal to reduce manufacturing waste by 15 percent per metric ton of production by 2015, according to the company’s most recent sustainability report. Through 2014, the snacking company achieved a 57 percent reduction — four times the original goal. In its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress … Read more »


Ikea Pledges 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

Ikea is the latest company to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil. The company isn’t a major palm oil user but says palm oil can be found in the manufacturing of a small number of Ikea products, mainly in candles and as a food ingredient, and is also … Read more »

Bunge Makes Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Global agribusiness giant Bunge has committed to building a traceable supply chain for 100 percent of the palm oil and palm derivatives it trades, processes and utilizes in commercial and consumer products worldwide. Bunge trades palm oil and derivative products, and uses the products as ingredients in some of its … Read more »

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme Expands Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Krispy Kreme’s has expanded its sustainable palm oil commitment, just days after Dunkin’ Brands, the owners of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, committed to source 100 percent sustainable palm oil in the US by 2016. The doughnut chain says it will achieve 100 percent responsible sourcing of palm oil and by … Read more »

Mondelez brands

Mondelez ‘On-Target’ to Meet Sustainability Goals

Mondelez International last year sustainably sourced 10 percent of cocoa, 56 percent of coffee and 44 percent of West European biscuits, according to the company’s first well-being progress report. The global snack-food giant also established third-party verification for its Cocoa Life program that will measure its impact on farmers and … Read more »

Danone Extends Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Danone has committed to sourcing traceable palm oil with no links to deforestation, setting a goal to map its palm oil supply chain by the end of next year. The pledge comes after the global food company fared poorly in a recent scorecard on palm oil policies released by the Union … Read more »

General Mills Commits to Sustainable Palm Oil

General Mills said it will source 100 percent of its palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources by 2015, a commitment it first made in 2010. The announcement closely follows the scoring of consumer brands for sustainable palm oil made by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In that scoring, … Read more »

BASF Products to use Certified Palm Oil

BASF has announced a goal of using only certified palm oil by 2015. The company says it is one of the first suppliers to the European home and personal care industry to use ingredients based on certified sustainable palm oil, in accordance with the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable … Read more »

Kellogg to Source Fully Traceable Palm Oil

Kellogg Company says it will work with palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, produced environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable. Kellogg says it wants to ensure that palm oil it uses is sourced from plantations that uphold the company’s commitment to sustainable agriculture. Kellogg says it … Read more »

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