Sustainability

Unilever hails one-third sustainable sourcing

Unilever hails one-third sustainable sourcing

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Unilever has said it now sources more than a third of its agricultural raw materials sustainably, up from just 14% two years ago and 24% in 2011.

RSPO disputes Rainforest Foundation palm oil food guide

RSPO disputes Rainforest Foundation palm oil food guide

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A Rainforest Foundation ethical food product guide based on companies’ palm oil use unjustly discourages the use of palm oil even if it is sustainably sourced, claims the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Companies increasingly see sustainable supply as a future risk to business

Sustainable supply seen as emerging future risk for food companies

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Food safety, quality and financial issues are considered the top three risks to business for most food companies, but sustainable supply is emerging as a growing area of concern, according to a new survey from DNV Business Assurance.

Standardised CSR guidelines could improve credibility

Standardised CSR guidelines drive credibility: EC report

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

CSR – corporate social responsibility – is becoming increasingly coherent across the globe due to greater uptake of internationally recognised standards, according to a new European Commission report.

RSPO said it would welcome discussion with investors to transform palm oil supply

RSPO welcomes deforestation consideration in palm oil investments

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has welcomed the decision of the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund to pull investment from certain palm oil companies – but has disagreed with its divestment from firms that are on the path to RSPO certification.

Nestlé has updated many of its previous goals on nutrition and sustainability

Nestlé outlines sustainability and nutrition goals

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nestlé has published a raft of sustainability and nutrition commitments it aims to meet by 2020 or earlier, including sourcing 100% certified sustainable palm oil, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving nutrition labelling.

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