We are leading efforts to transform the palm oil industry – helping to eliminate deforestation and fight climate change.
As a user of palm oil, we use the ingredient in products such as margarine, ice cream, soap and shampoo. However, there is a link between the way palm oil is developed and deforestation. That’s why we believe governments, NGOs and business must work together to ensure the palm oil industry finds the right balance between economic, social and environmental objectives, and why we have helped lead efforts to change the way the industry works.
All the palm oil we buy is certified as sustainable and, as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, we aim to make sure it all comes from a traceable source. We will continue to work with our stakeholders to eliminate deforestation, protect peat lands, and drive positive impacts for people and local communities.
All palm oil purchased by Unilever Australia & New Zealand for our locally produced food and refreshment products comes from traceable and certified sustainable sources.
Unilever Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy 2016 (PDF | 167KB)
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