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Yokohama launches sustainable rubber procurement policy

Yokohama launches sustainable rubber procurement policy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Yokohama Rubber has launched a new procurement policy aimed at sourcing rubber more sustainably, amid concerns around deforestation in southern Asia where it is farmed. The policy outlines the company’s commitments on how it will source natural rubber, the basis for the production of Yokohama’s tyres, without causing deforestation or harming biodiversity. It states that Yokohama will work to conserve areas of forest with high conservation value, as defined by monitoring group High Conservation Value Resource Network, and commits to not engaging in cultivation, development or slash-and-burn farming of peatland areas.

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Nestlé will use satellites to protect palm oil supply chain from deforestation

Nestlé will use satellites to protect palm oil supply chain from deforestation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nestlé plans to use satellite monitoring service to limit deforestation in its palm oil supply chain, according to a company release.  Starling satellite service, developed by Airbus and The Forest Trust, will monitor all of the company's global palm oil supply chain by the end of this year to provide high-resolution radar and satellite imagery documenting land cover changes and forest cover disturbances. The Swiss company said 63% of its global supply chain was deforestation-free as of last year, and it has committed to shifting all of its global products to that status by 2020.

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Great initiative by our client Nestle! The sustainability of palm oil is a growing concern for consumers and a tough issue for manufacturers who use the product. 

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PepsiCo and Nestlé sever ties with Indonesia’s largest palm oil supplier in wake of alleged human rights abuses

PepsiCo and Nestlé sever ties with Indonesia’s largest palm oil supplier in wake of alleged human rights abuses | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nestlé announced it closed its joint venture with the Indofood Group last month, while PepsiCo reiterated its stance to not source palm oil – either directly or indirectly – from the company and its subsidiaries, purportedly linked to deforestation and human rights abuses. In January 2017, PepsiCo announced its Indonesian joint venture (JV) with Indofood – IndoFood Fritolay Makamur – was suspending the procurement of palm oil from Singapore-listed IndoAgri, a subsidiary of Indofood. The company updated its “PepsiCo sourcing of palm oil from Indonesia” document in September 2018, reiterating the suspension. It did, however, note it will continue its JV with Indofood, which is the sole producer of PepsiCo products in Indonesia.

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