Friday, 11 May 2007

Our Achievements to Date

Palm oil is present in 1 in 10 UK supermarket products
  • Over a two year period we negotiated to the point where EVERY major UK supermarket developed a policy of sustainable palm oil procurement, including ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsburys, Morissons, Budgens, Londis, etc…
  • Developed an industry-approved local-language environmental training package for plantation workers
  • Bridged conflicts between industry and social and environmental NGO sectors
  • Attracted new investment into conservation and sustainable forestry
  • Brought the issues of palm oil and Indonesian forest clearance to the international arena
  • Developed new conservation tools and assisted other organisations in implementing these for themselves
  • Developed a network of highly dedicated and talented local conservationists and community activists to work with, and assist them in achieving their goals

ASDA joins the RSPO

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