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New Guidance Pushes Transparency, Collaboration To Scrub Forest Loss From Palm Oil Supply Chains

by Christin VanZant last modified May 14, 2017 04:53 PM
Contributors: Kelli Barrett
Palm oil, the huge commodity hidden in products on just about every aisle of the grocery store, is driving deforestation in some of the world’s most biodiverse and carbon-rich forests, but it doesn’t have to be this way, environmental groups say. And today, some of those groups are launching reporting guidance pushing raw transparency to help companies take the deforestation out of their palm oil purchases.

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24 January 2017 | In an effort to improve­ corporate transparency on responsible palm oil to better understand practices at the ground level, a motley consortium released a guidance document today, which aims to establish “better practice” reporting for companies throughout the palm oil supply chain.

 

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