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Nestlé commits to responsibly sourcing palm oil

Nestle USFood and beverage giant, Nestlé, has said that it is committed to implementing responsible sourcing of palm oil for all it’s products by 2023.

The company’s membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was reinstated following their submission of an action plan to achieve 100 per cent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

Nestlé’s Global head of Responsible Sourcing, Benjamin Ware, said, “Transparency in our supply chain has always been a priority. Nestlé has always been committed to implementing responsible sourcing and has made significant progress towards our commitment to using fully responsibly sourced palm oil.”

Nestlé plan to play a leading role within the RSPO by participating in working groups and sharing its experiences in addressing some of the critical environmental and socio-economic challenges affecting the sector.

“In line with the RSPO’s objectives, this work will focus on preventing deforestation, particularly the protection of peatland and high-carbon stock land, as well as respecting human rights across the value chain,” said Benjamin Ware.

CEO of RSPO, Darrel Webber, said, “The RSPO is more than a certification scheme, it is a commitment scheme. When joining RSPO, all our members make a commitment to transform the palm oil industry. Nestlé has pledged to step up their efforts in working actively on solutions within the RSPO system, via active participation. It’s with this in mind that we are welcoming Nestlé back to the Roundtable, confident they will live up to our membership obligations and succeed in delivering on their time-bound plan. We trust that by working collectively we are able to realize a sustainable, respectful and responsible palm oil industry.”

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