Proctor & Gamble 0, Greenpeace 1 over palm oil
by Tim Willmott : 1 Comment
Procter and Gamble has announced that there will be no deforestation in their sourcing of palm oil, palm kernel oil, and derivatives.
This represents a major victory for the green movement, as palm oil plantations have been blamed for wholesale deforestation of vast tracts of rainforest. Greenpeace claim this as their victory after running a campaign against the indiscriminate use of palm oil plantations.
In a long and detailed press release, P&G say that they will ensure that there is no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include:
- Establish traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015.
- Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020.
P&G points out that their combined use of Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, and derivatives of each represents <1% of worldwide production but recognize their responsibility to ensure our sourcing of palm derived materials does not contribute to deforestation or infringe upon the rights of workers and indigenous peoples.
See the full policy statement here.
Greenpeace campaign here.