Companies lag on switching to sustainable palm oil sources

Companies that agreed to switch to sustainable palm oil are sourcing just 47% from suppliers with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification, according to a November survey by the World Wildlife Fund. "Committing to certified palm oil requires complex changes to ingredient receipting, tracking, handling and usage," said Toni Jones of Arnott's, an Australian food company. Nearly 90 companies have pledged to use palm oil from sustainable sources by 2015.

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