Investigative report reveals palm oil from major traders compromises deforestation-free commitments of major global brands

“A new Eyes on the Forest (EoF) report reveals how palm oil illegally grown inside a national park and surrounding areas in Sumatra – home to elephants and tigers – appears to enter the supply chains of the biggest palm oil producers and traders operating in Indonesia, compromising their deforestation-free pledges and those of their customers.”

As announced by WWF-SG.

SMEs can afford to switch to sustainable palm oil – why don’t they?

“To join or not to join? Singapore businesses explain why they took the plunge, urging SMEs to weigh the small cost of switching to sustainable palm oil against the high price of not doing so.”

As reported by Eco-Business

17 F&B businesses in Singapore commit to sourcing for sustainable palm oil.

“Singapore has been free from the scourge of haze for the past two years, but at least 17 food and beverage companies here are not taking the clear skies for granted.”

As reported by The Straits Times Online

See other news coverage of the 26 Feb 2018 event, “Recognition of SASPO’s Commitments to Sustainable Palm Oil” on Business Chief Asia, Channel News Asia Online, Toggle (Channel 5), Toggle (Singapore Tonight).

And in other languages:
Bahasa Melayu: Berita Mediacorp and Toggle (Suria Berita)
Mandarin: Channel 8 News Online and Lianhe Zaobao Online
French: Le Petit Journal Online

Keynote address by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, at the 4th Singapore dialogue on Sustainable World Resources.

“WWF Singapore and founding members Unilever, Danone, Ayam Brand, IKEA and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, have established the Singapore Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO) in June last year. The Alliance sends an unequivocal signal to consumers that many major businesses are committed to the production, usage and trade of certified sustainable palm oil.”

As published on Ministry of Environment and Water Resources

Speech by Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, at the Sustainable Palm Oil Leaders Summit.

“This is a laudable initiative which aims to provide a platform for companies to embark on a journey towards producing, trading and using only certified sustainable palm oil.”

As published on Ministry of Environment and Water Resources

5 firms form alliance to promote sustainably produced palm oil to fight haze.

“Five firms in Singapore have banded together to tackle deforestation and haze pollution by pledging to use certified sustainable palm oil in their products, conservation organisation WWF Singapore said on Monday (June 27).”

As reported by The Straits Times Online