If you’ve heard of palm oil, you’ve probably heard it’s bad for the environment. But the truth is it doesn’t have to be.
How it works
We celebrate companies that use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in their products. The more companies transform their supply chain, the more Australians can enjoy their favourite treat free from deforestation.
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Everything you need to know
Indonesia has some of the last remaining tropical forests on earth, home to the beautiful Sumatran Tiger. Yet, with as few as 400 left in the wild, this species is in real danger of disappearing forever.
Rainforests around the world have experienced devastating losses, being cleared to make way for ever-expanding unsustainable oil palm plantations, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
We all know the importance of using environmentally-sustainable products and palm oil is no
different. The oil itself is not the problem – the problem lies with how and where it has been produced.
Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is the best way to protect the environment and the people and wildlife that live in it.
Palm oil is unlikely to disappear in a hurry as it is highly productive ingredient when compared to alternative vegetable oils. This means that crops for other oils require larger amounts of land to produce equivalent amounts of oil. Palm oil has also contributed to economic growth and development across many countries throughout the tropics.
As it stands, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is the most high profile and best represented organisation involved in certifying palm oil as sustainable, using standards based on an evolving set of Principles and Criteria (P&Cs) addressing a range of issues, including the environmental and social impacts of palm oil.