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Cook Organic not the Planet Campaign

BIG Palm Oil Players on the Move

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Some of the best moments in life are the ones when you realize you are part of something BIG. Now is one of those times.

With your support, RAN and our allies have made Conflict Palm Oil a front-burner issue for some of the world's largest corporations-and there are clear signals that these companies are finally being forced to accept that business as usual is no longer tenable.

Just a few months ago, palm oil mega-giant Wilmar International adopted a potentially game-changing 'No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation' policy. This move has the potential to make a real difference because Wilmar controls 45% of global trade in palm oil and is now requiring all of its suppliers to meet this new benchmark for responsible palm oil production and trade.

Of course, to achieve real change in the forests and communities where it matters most, Wilmar must now put this policy into action. This means immediately eliminating suppliers who continue to destroy rainforests, drain carbon-rich peatlands or violate human and labor rights.

Since RAN began its Conflict Palm Oil campaign less than a year ago, a growing list of global food giants have released palm oil sourcing commitments that go beyond the insufficient standards of  "sustainable" palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  

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