L’Oréal, Barry Callebaut Join Palm Oil Innovation Group to Reform Palm Oil Sourcing
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the UK, L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut joined as the newest members of the Palm Oil Innovation Group in search of responsibly produced palm oil. These companies join others in POIG that have committed to stepping up efforts to drive the much-needed transformation of the palm oil sector.
POIG was recently recognised by the European Parliament as a strong standard for responsible palm oil production. The EU palm oil resolution presents a great opportunity for RSPO and POIG members, especially at a time when the RSPO is considering strengthening its standards to incorporate no deforestation and no exploitation requirements outlined in the POIG Charter. The initiative was founded by Agropalma, DAABON, Greenpeace, WWF, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) in 2014 and remains the initiative that sets the highest benchmark for independently verified and truly responsible palm oil. READ MORE