IKEA’s new sustainable palm oil sourcing policy applauded by Greenpeace

Conshohocken, PA, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday, November 28th, Greenpeace applauded a new sustainable palm oil sourcing policy from IKEA. “The Swedish company uses the oil in its candles and in some food products and snacks — its new policy commits to ensuring that all palm oil from rainforest and peatland areas will be removed from the production chain by 2017. All palm oil found in IKEA products will be traceable all the way from the store shelf to the plantation, with care taken to respect the rights of indigenous peoples and workers, ” commented Greenpeace.

“IKEA’s decision to clean up its supply chain for products containing palm oil is good news,” said Joao Talocchi, Palm Oil Campaigner for Greenpeace USA. “Commitments over the past year from companies like Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and General Mills have brought the palm oil industry to a tipping point. We’re now at the stage where it’s unacceptable for companies not to address rainforest destruction with their suppliers.”

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