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Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Palm Oil Giant Lists Suppliers Online

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, has become the first industry player to offer transparency of its palm-oil supply chain on-line. The company expects this move to help it achieve its goal of excluding deforestation and exploitation from its operations. Jeremy Goon, Wilmar’s chief sustainability officer, said the … Read more »

Cargill palm forest

Cargill ‘On Track’ to Map 80% of Palm Oil to Mills This Year

Cargill says it’s on track to map 80 percent of its palm oil in key markets back to individual mills by the end of this year and 100 percent of all mills by December 2015, according to the company’s first progress report on sustainable palm oil. The report lays out … Read more »

Mars Sustainable Palm Oil 57% Traceable

Mars says 57 percent of the palm oil it sources can be traced back to a known mill in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand, as of as of Aug. 31. The announcement comes as part of an initiative Mars launched in March that requires all of its suppliers … Read more »

Hershey palm tree

Hershey Sets Tougher Palm Oil Sourcing Policy

The Hershey Company has announced a palm oil sourcing policy that updates and strengthens its commitment to source 100 percent traceable and responsible palm oil, a commitment the company announced in December 2013. The new sourcing policy details the requirements to which all suppliers in the company’s palm oil supply … Read more »

Cargill

Cargill Joins TFT, Advances Sustainable Palm Oil

Cargill is becoming a member of The Forest Trust, an international non-governmental organization that partners with companies to build responsible supply chains, in an effort to advance its commitment to sustainable palm oil, the company says. Cargill has taken several steps towards building environmentally sustainable, socially responsible practices in its … 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 »

Mars Extends Sustainable Palm Oil Push

Mars announced a new palm oil sourcing policy that will require all of its suppliers to have a fully sustainable and traceable palm oil supply by the end of 2015. The company also has demanded its suppliers make this commitment to its sourcing charter by end of this year, joining … Read more »

Wilmar Pledges to End Deforestation, Signs MOU with Unilever

Unilever and Wilmar International, a major palm oil company, have signed a “no deforestation” deal that commits Wilmar to producing more sustainable products. As part of the memorandum of understanding with Unilever, Wilmar launched a “No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation” policy that the company says establishes mechanisms to ensure that … Read more »

asia pulp and paper

Greenpeace: APP Making Progress on Forest Conservation Pledge

Asia Pulp and Paper Group, one of the largest paper producers in the world, is serious about its pledge to end the clearing of natural forests, according to a progress review of the company’s Forest Conservation Policy. Greenpeace International, a long-time critic of APP and the organization that conducted the … Read more »