The problem

Palm oil production and consumption can be associated with negative impacts such as deforestation, exploitation and land grabbing.

The solution

Let’s build sustainable palm oil value chains. Together we can!

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you can help by buying products containing sustainable palm oil or supporting investments in the field.

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About us

We unite a group of companies and organisations who are convinced that palm oil can play a positive role in society when produced sustainably. We are committed to either use, produce or support the production and consumption of sustainable palm oil and inspire others to do the same.

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Blog: Would banning palm oil really improve sustainability?

In spite of its widespread use, palm oil has a bad reputation. Several large food-processing companies have switched to other vegetable oils and use a ‘without palm oil’ label as a marketing tool, targeting sustainability-conscious consumers.

But would banning palm oil really improve global sustainability? The answer is a clear “no”, neither from an environmental perspective nor from a socioeconomic one, says Matin Qaim, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Goettingen in Germany. In this blog post, he shares his scientific insights.

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For food producers

Palm oil can be produced sustainably. Choosing sustainable palm oil in Europe will help protect rainforests, safeguard their vulnerable biodiversity, and create fair socio-economic conditions in the global palm oil supply chain.

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For policy makers

Choosing sustainable palm oil will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to life on land (SDG 15); decent work and economic growth (SDG 8); and zero hunger (SDG 2).

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