Sustainability is a shared journey. If we want the world to produce sustainable timber, palm oil, cocoa, cotton or rubber, we must support that movement and be a part of the change. But finding out where to start or to support that movement can be difficult, especially with industry-funded articles and greenwashing claims obscuring the reality of the impact of the products we buy.
The memory of an old Greenpeace commercial (the one with the KitKat – below) triggered us to look into palm oil a bit more. We started digging and came across many publications on European due diligence and no-deforestation laws, annual reports criticising auditing and certification bodies, and NGO-led awareness campaigns. In the end, we got caught up in the palm oil industry’s complexity and reports from investigation bodies portraying a bleak picture.
In our new research article, we discuss how palm oil ended up in almost everything we buy, what the palm oil problem is, how the RSPO certification system works, RSPO’s shortcomings and criticism, if we can brew ourselves out of the palm oil crisis and what we can do to participate in the transformation of the palm oil industry. It turned out to be a long one – approx. 24min read – but it will give you a basic understanding of the impact of our palm oil consumption. Of course, we can’t fit everything in a single Instagram post. So, we’ve tried to summarise some of it in this carousel – but more is coming later this week! Please read our new article and let us know what you think!
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