Unilever publicly discloses palm oil supply chain: ‘You can’t outsource your responsibilities,’ says Polman
This year, Unilever became the first consumer goods company to publicly disclose all the suppliers and mills it buys palm oil from, both directly and indirectly.
The company uses palm oil in many of its goods, from snacks, soups, soap and toothpaste, working with around 1,400 mills and 300 direct suppliers to buy its palm oil.
Mapping these suppliers has highlighted both the progress made and the “serious environmental and social issues prevalent in the industry”, it said, and by having a better idea of where its palm oil comes from, it will be able to proactively identify problems and address them both quickly and effectively.
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