To transform the industry towards 100 % sustainable and inclusive palm oil supply chains companies need to take action. We have developed 8 recommendations for companies who want to be a Palm Oil Frontrunner as a guideline for taking action.
Some producers of consumer products are frontrunner already. Below are stories from companies leading the way!
Edsential is a Community Interest Company meaning they use any surplus as a direct reinvestment in the services and to support projects in the schools. In 2019 Edsential became the world’s first certified sustainable palm oil caterer.
How has a company managed to put sustainable sourcing first, having to make extra investments, but still being one of the fastest growing companies?
We know Ferrero from their confectionery goods such as the well-known chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella. Palm oil is an important ingredient for the company, and during the past decade they have made a large transition in their palm oil sourcing. Now they are a true frontrunner.
Beyond buying RSPO certified material, Henkel invests in smallholder projects ensuring the production of a volume similar to the volume they use. So far they have supported 30.000 farmers with better practices.