Polish coalition pledges to achieve 100% uptake of sustainable palm oil in Poland by 2023
On 17 June 2019, a group of non-profit and non-governmental organisations, as well as multinational food and beverage companies, pledged to increase the uptake of sustainable palm oil in Poland. The twelve founding members of the ‘Polish Coalition for Sustainable Palm Oil’ signed a declaration on the use of 100% sustainable palm oil used in the country by 2023.
The twelve founding members are:
- Basf Polska
- Carrefour Poland
- Control Union Poland Sp. z o.o
- Ferrero Poland
- Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu
- Jerónimo Martins Poland
- Lotte Wedel
- Mondelēz Poland
- Nestlè Polska
- Unilever Poland
- WWF Polska
The Polish Coalition for Sustainable Palm Oil wants to take the lead in halting deforestation and further environmental degradation. To achieve its long-term objective, the coalition will work together and take into consideration views from various stakeholder groups, including certification bodies, non-governmental organisations, crop scientists, palm-oil based organisations and the government.
The Coalition also recognises the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification which demonstrates a company’s commitment to source and delivers responsible palm oil.