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New reporting guidelines set benchmark for palm oil transparency

New reporting guidelines set benchmark for palm oil transparency | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Recently launched, the 16-page Reporting Guidance for Responsible Palm was jointly developed by green groups, sustainable investment advocates, and human rights organisations, with input from the private sector.
The guidelines lay out 21 indicators that palm oil growers, processors, and traders (GPT) should include in their corporate reporting.

EcoVadis's insight:

This guideline will help oil companies, manufacturers, and retailers communicate their sustainability efforts in a transparent way; are you following this guidance?

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Scientists call on EU businesses, govts to support greener palm oil

Scientists call on EU businesses, govts to support greener palm oil | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
While Europe has shown early leadership in pushing the palm oil sector toward less damaging practices, European politicians and business leaders need to do more to improve the sustainability of the industry, says a body representing hundreds of conservation scientists from dozens of countries.
EcoVadis's insight:

Scientists are calling out to European politicians and business leaders to be put in place more proactive measures for the responsible sourcing of palm oil. Glad to see that our customer L'Oréal is already going ahead with the establishment of a series of action plans for the sustainable supply of agricultural its commodities.

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Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour

Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.
The report, The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names, investigates palm oil plantations in Indonesia run by the world’s biggest palm oil grower, Singapore-based agri-business Wilmar, tracing palm oil to nine global firms: AFAMSA, ADM, Colgate-Palmolive, Elevance, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever.

EcoVadis's insight:

Despite efforts made by international companies to eradicate human rights abuses from their supply chain, in-depth external investigations could prove the contrary. Are you facing similar issues in your supply chain?

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- More action needed to encourage sustainable palm oil

- More action needed to encourage sustainable palm oil | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Despite more manufacturers and retailers across the world signing up to buying more sustainable oil than two years ago, progress has still been slow, according to the WWF palm oil scorecard, prompting key individuals to suggest that government...
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