- We choose sustainable palm oil because it helps protect rainforests, conserve biodiversity and create fair socio-economic conditions.
- We choose sustainable palm oil because it helps achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- We choose to drive market change to reach 100% sustainable palm oil for food in Europe in 2020
But we can only reach these goals when we all choose sustainable palm oil. If some of us don’t, risks of deforestation and biodiversity loss will continue.
Problems and issues related to palm oil are widely addressed and some stakeholders publicly call for a ban on palm oil. But banning palm oil does not solve the problems. By moving away from palm oil, including sustainable palm oil, we lose the incentive for farmers to invest and produce palm oil in a sustainable way. And the remaining palm oil may be sold to markets with less strict sustainability criteria.
Time is running out to protect our rainforest and its vulnerable biodiversity. We will use all our power to convince companies and organisations to choose sustainable palm oil now.