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Cereal giant Kellogg pledges only to use ethically supplied palm oil

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
2/18/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

All further shipments will be from plantations that uphold its commitment to protect forests, peatlands

Cereal giant Kellogg has pledged to work with suppliers to ensure that the palm oil it uses in its products comes from plantations that uphold its commitment to protect forests and peatlands -- as well as people's rights. The company will require all global palm oil suppliers to trace palm oil to independently verified plantations. These plantations must comply with the principles of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by the end of 2015.

Palm oil is an ingredient used in a huge range of consumer products, from food and fuel to beauty products and cleaning agents.

Palm oil is an ingredient used in a huge range of consumer products, from food and fuel to beauty products and cleaning agents.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
2/18/2014 (3 years ago)

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Keywords: Kellog, peatlands, palm oil, ethical


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "As a socially responsible company, traceable, transparent sourcing of palm oil is important to us, and we are collaborating with our suppliers to make sure the palm oil we use is not associated with deforestation, climate change or the violation of human rights," Diane Holdorf, Kellogg Company's chief sustainability officer, said in a statement.

Kellogg is admittedly "a very small user of palm oil." The company has been responsibly sourcing palm oil as far back as 2009. All the palm oil it has used since 2011 contains at least some certified palm oil or is offset through "GreenPalm" certificates.

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Palm oil is an ingredient used in a huge range of consumer products, from food and fuel to beauty products and cleaning agents. The demand for palm oil has risen fast. The growing demand drives increases in deforestation, which accounts for 10 percent of the emissions that cause global warming, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Clearing forest for plantations also destroys trees that are home to endangered species and a resource for forest communities.

The news is being welcomed by environmental groups.

"Their efforts to source sustainable deforestation-free palm oil will help pull the industry towards palm oil that is deforestation-free," Sharon Smith, campaign manager with UCS's tropical forest and climate initiative said in a statement. "If companies start demanding palm oil that doesn't contribute to deforestation, isn't grown on peatlands and doesn't exploit human rights, palm oil producers on the ground will start to provide a better product. This better oil will ultimately protect our environment by reducing emissions."

Kellogg, owner of the world-famous Kellogg's cereal brand, said it is also supporting the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) pledge to achieve "zero net deforestation" by 2020, which means that any forest lost is replaced.

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