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Unilever marks key palm oil sustainability milestones

26th November 2014

Unilever has published its sustainable palm oil progress report, highlighting the significant steps it has made in improving the traceability of its palm oil supply chain.

All palm oil directly sourced for the company's European foods business will be 100 percent traceable and certified sustainable by the end of 2014, having also achieved visibility for around 1,800 crude palm oil mills – around two-thirds of all mills in the global palm oil industry.

As such, 58 percent of its palm oil supply is now traceable to known mills, a figure that it hopes to increase further. Knowing the origin of palm oil is vital to halt deforestation, which damages both communities and the environment.

By 2020, the company hopes to achieve a transformation of the palm oil market to see the entire industry to move to 100 percent sustainable palm oil.

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Unilever's chief supply chain officer, said: "We want to continue to meet our consumers' everyday needs in decades to come and this means sourcing in a fully sustainable way to future-proof our supply chains."

This comes after the firm allied with ten other companies last month to call for EU member states to adopt a more ambitious position on energy efficiency, renewables and climate change progress.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801762601-ADNFCR

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