Government told to set palm oil example

With only a quarter of palm oil used in the UK certified as sustainable, the government needs to set an example by adopting industry best practice, argues a supply chain study

Government should commit to procuring only certified sustainable palm oil by 2015, recommend reports commissioned by the environment department (DEFRA).

The reports, by consultants Proforest, look at the origin, volume and consumption of palm oil used in the UK,1 and provide policy options for improving sustainable use.2

Even though the public sector consumes just 7-12% of UK imports, it should use mandatory government buying standards and framework contracts to shift to certified sustainable palm oil by 2015, the reports conclude.

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