Palm Oil CSR News

How General Mills Sustainably Sources Food Ingredients from Around the World

by Kevin O'Donnell, Director of Global Sustainability Sourcing & Operations at General Mills
Article

To produce enough food to feed an increasingly hungry world, we must take care of the people who are raising the crops as well as the land, water and air needed for them to thrive. As a global food company that relies on ingredients from around the world, we pay careful attention to the impact of agriculture on our environment and the ability of farmers to be successful.

SCS Global Services Becomes First North American Certifier Accredited to New RSPO Principles and Criteria Standard for Palm Oil Plantations

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/—Following on the heels of the historic 16th Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, SCS Global Services (SCS) has become the first certification body in North America accredited to conduct assessments under the stringent new RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) Standard. This accreditation sets the stage for SCS to certify sustainable palm plantations and mills internationally.

Measure the Chain: Tools for Managing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains

New tool provides guidance and resources for assessing and disclosing emissions from agricultural production
Press Release

The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from food companies come from agricultural production, yet few companies assess and disclose these emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. Today, Ceres released a new tool to improve disclosure and mitigation of supply chain emissions in the food sector, known as Scope 3 emissions, which are a significant contributor to global climate change.
 

Mars, Inc Launches New Report That Highlights Its Commitment Towards a Healthy Planet

Multimedia with summary

When we launched our Sustainable in a Generation Plan just one year ago, we knew it was a critical moment. A range of issues continue to face our global community—including climate change, poverty, obesity and water stress. That’s why we decided to invest more than $1 billion to start tackling them within our own supply chain.

LIVE Twitter Chat on #PeopleBehindPalmOil with Golden Agri-Resources on October 3rd, 2018

The Twitter Chat will occur on Wednesday, October 3, at 10am GMT / 1pm GST / 5pm SGT (5am EST).
Press Release

SINGAPORE, September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Be sure to join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter Chat with global palm oil company Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Nestlé, WBCSD, and TriplePundit on #PeopleBehindPalmOil.

SCS Certifies Manuelita, First Producer of Biodiesel Palm in Latin America to ISCC

Multimedia with summary

Manuelita achieved International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), which validates their commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production of biofuels, as well as the supply of sustainable raw materials free from deforestation. SCS Global Services confirmed from its assessment in November 2017 that Manuelita demonstrated compliance with the ISCC requirements.

Indonesia: LESTARI | Reducing GHG Emissions and Conserving Biodiversity

Reducing GHG emissions and conserving biodiversity in carbon-rich and biologically significant forest and mangrove ecosystems
Article

Indonesia is considered a mega-diverse country, with 17,493 tropical islands containing some of the highest levels of biological diversity across the globe. This rich diversity includes critically endangered species, such as rhinos, tigers, elephants, and orangutans. However, unsustainable land clearing for plantation development, especially for the palm oil industry, has led to increased deforestation and degradation of critical forestlands. Tetra Tech is implementing the U.S.

Creating a More Sustainable Cocoa Sector

Cargill joins first-of-its-kind global initiative to end cocoa supply chain deforestation
Blog

Cargill is committed to ensuring a sustainable cocoa supply chain by enabling farmers to produce more and improve their livelihoods. As part of Cargill’s broader commitment to end deforestation, the cocoa supply chain is taking steps to protect forests and focus production on existing farmland.

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