We are campaigning for a “palm oil promise”. This is a label much like the MSC tick which allows consumers to easily discern between products which use sustainable palm oil and those who do not. Currently, a similar international program exists: The RSPO, however, this is a program which operates in a different manner to how palm oil promise would. Only 35 percent of palm growers that are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil are actually certified by the RSPO. Meaning the other 65 percent pay to be “members,” but have taken no action to adhere to the RSPO guidelines in their growing practices.
The way in which the promise would work would be a government regulated background check in order to determine whether or not the palm oil used in a substance is sustainable. The way in which this will work is by pressuring the government to make this happen, campaigning for results.
You can help by signing the following petition and by spreading the word: