"This is the most complicated aspect of the palm supply chain, where P&G believes we can make a significant and lasting impact."
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today announced an advancement in
its global sustainability goals, declaring a commitment to no
deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with
all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection
“P&G’s commitment to no deforestation in its palm supply chain is
unequivocal. Our aim is to develop effective long-term solutions to the
complicated issue of palm oil sustainability. We are committed to
driving positive change throughout the entire supply chain, not just for
us, but for the industry and for the small farmers who depend on this
crop,” said Len Sauers, P&G Vice President of Global Sustainability.
Already, 100% of P&G’s purchased palm oil is certified by Roundtable for
Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards. P&G is a member of the RSPO, and
supports the criteria it has established for sustainable palm oil. The
new goals go beyond RSPO certification, with the objective of developing
reliable, effective and lasting sustainable practices by all palm
P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm
supply chain. Specific commitments include:
1. Establish traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier
mills by December 31, 2015.
2. Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by
For palm oil, require suppliers to submit plans by December 31, 2015
that demonstrate how they will ensure no deforestation in the supply
chain for their mills by 2020.
For palm kernel oil, begin investing in and working with small
farmers, with the aim of improving their practices to ensure no
deforestation in the supply chain by 2020.
3. Working with suppliers, industry peers, NGOs, academic experts and
other stakeholders to promote consistent industry standards and
practices for sustainable palm oil sourcing.
5. Reporting annually on progress toward achieving these goals.
“These goals go beyond our current commitments. P&G will continue to
work with each of our suppliers, and we will invest in and work directly
with small local farmers, where much of our supply comes from, to
improve their production practices,” added Len Sauers. “This is the most
complicated aspect of the palm supply chain, where P&G believes we can
make a significant and lasting impact.”
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