In June 2019, our company joined the Polish Coalition for Sustainable Palm Oil as a founding member. The goal of the Coalition, established under the agenda of WWF, is to stop deforestation and further environmental degradation caused by extensive agriculture.
Sustainable palm oil is key to reducing the risk of overexploitation of tropical forests and the harmful effects of this raw material on forest animal species. Plantations that are awarded the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certificate do not lead to deforestation, and thus - to the loss of wildlife habitats. At the same time, they guarantee decent working conditions for local communities.
The strategic goal of PKZOP is to achieve the level of 100% sustainable palm oil in Poland by 2023 at the latest.
The coalition involved various groups of stakeholders in the dialogue, including representatives of the world of science, industry organizations, certification bodies, non-governmental organizations and the government.
More information about the Coalition on the website created by PKZOP: http://olejpalmowy.com
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