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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 »

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

About 90 percent of companies see opportunities in shifting to sustainably sourcing key forest-risk commodities, according to a CDP report that makes the business case for ridding supply chains of deforestation. The major driver of global deforestation comes from the demand for four critical agricultural commodities — cattle products, palm … 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 »

Obama at Climate Summit

Climate Summit Roundup: Obama, Carbon Pricing, Anti-Deforestation Pledge

Major companies and counties across the globe committed to cut emissions and advance a low-carbon economy at yesterday’s UN Climate Summit. Pledges include: President Obama said the US will meet its 17 percent emissions reduction target by 2020, compared to 2005 levels. The US will release a new target next … Read more »

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Ecover Switching to Algae-Based Laundry Liquid

Ecover, the green cleaning products company, will introduce an algae-based laundry liquid in Europe this year as part of its goal to end the use of palm oil in all of its products. Palm oil, which is used in hundreds of packaged food and cleaning products, has been linked to … 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 »

Investors to Unilever, General Mills, 38 Other Companies: Adopt Sustainable Palm Oil Policies

Unilever, Kellogg, Dunkin Donuts and General Mills are among the companies facing pressure from investors to adopt policies that would ensure palm oil development does not contribute to deforestation, development on peatlands, or human rights violations. In an effort coordinated by Green Century Capital Management, a coalition of institutional investors … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Standards, Pipeline Closure, Dyno Nobel Penalty

The EPA has rescheduled two delayed listening sessions on its forthcoming carbon standards for existing power plants. The Boston session has been rescheduled for November 4, and the Philadelphia session has been pushed back to November 8. Both were postponed because of the government shutdown. The other nine dates are … Read more »