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Unilever advances zero-deforestation initiative

By Deanna Utroske

This week, Unilever published lists of its paper and board product suppliers as well as of its soy suppliers. The beauty maker believes that this sort of transparency will compel partner companies along the supply chain to be accountable for practices...

RSPO and palm oil

Palm oil usage part II: Thinking beyond the RSPO

By Natasha Spencer

In the second part of our interview with Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs, we spoke about the short and long-term implications of continuing to use palm oil and how the RSPO is impacting future developments.

Palm oil usage part I: Its impact on the environment

Palm oil usage part I: Its impact on the environment

By Natasha Spencer

As the use of palm oil remains commonplace in the cosmetics industry, we spoke to Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs about the damaging effects that its usage can have on the environment and the importance...

The guide on how to get palm oil right

Special Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

By Simon Pitman

Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

By Lucy Whitehouse

With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a fully traceable supply chain within the next four years.

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

While there may be slight growth in palm oil exports in Indonesia it is not expected to be significant as markets are weak and prices could remain low, according to the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki).

Wildlife needs protecting, say researchers

Researchers say palm oil action needs to be taken NOW

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study in the Cell Press journal says that the growing demand for vegetable oil, which has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, is causing serious environmental damage and needs to be acted upon now.

CSPO use increases 49% on last year

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil use increases 49% on last year

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The uptake of certified sustainable palm oil has seen a 49% increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year which many believe is a positive landmark for the industry that has been threatening to destroy rainforests in Indonesia and around...

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

By Chris BARKER

Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted to “regulatory gaps” in their operations which needed to...

Philippine typhoon impact sees palm and coconut oil prices rise

Philippine typhoon impact sees palm and coconut oil prices rise

By Chris BARKER

Palm oil, which has recently become one of the most popular sustainable cosmetic ingredients, is likely to be boosted by the devastating typhoon which struck the Philippines earlier this month, damaging production of coconut oil.

Carrefour adopts sustainable palm oil strategy in Indonesia

Carrefour adopts sustainable palm oil strategy in Indonesia

By Andrew McDougall

The retail chain’s Indonesian unit has declared it will exclusively source certified sustainable palm oil and implement the RSPO trademark on products in a bid to urge consumers to choose products from a sustainable source.

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