What should you know about palm oil?
Palm oil is the world’s most produced, consumed and traded vegetable oil. Millions rely on it. For many governments across Southeast Asia, it is a huge economic growth driver.
Why should you care about palm oil?
Palm oil is in a large number of the everyday products we use. To keep up with global demand, the acceleration of palm oil production across Southeast Asia – frequently unsustainable – has given rise to undesirable environmental impacts such as the widespread clearing of land, displacement of local communities and loss of wildlife habitats.
If companies use unsustainable palm in their products – be it food or cosmetics – it could be threatening forests, wildlife, and clean air. As a consumer, you should let brands, especially those who haven’t responded to our questionnaire, know that you care about sustainable palm oil!