The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has just published global Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Guidelines. This is an important step in helping the consumer goods and retail industries to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020, as outlined in the CGF’s Deforestation Resolution. The guidelines are aiming to assist companies in designing their own policies for sourcing palm oil more sustainably. The Guidelines were developed by CGF retailer and manufacturer members, with input from standard-setting organizations, NGOs and suppliers. They will serve as a ‘live’ tool for companies sourcing palm oil as the document will be updated as the landscape evolves.
AIM-PROGRESS recommends that members share these Guidelines within their organisations to ensure awareness and accelerate implementation where relevant.