Sustainable palm oil - Five steps to ensure responsible sourcing

Palm oil is the world's most widely used vegetable oil. It appears as an ingredient in many food and non-food products, such as soaps, biscuits, cosmetics, animal feed and cleaning products. Global demand for palm oil is increasing rapidly and is set to double by 2020.

FDF has developed a guide with Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) – Sustainable Palm Oil: Five Steps to Ensure Responsible Sourcing.

This simple guide sets out a step-by-step process to help food and drink manufacturers of all sizes get started on the journey of sourcing sustainable palm oil. It aims to help identify, prioritise and manage key palm oil supply chain risks and plan a strategic and actionable approach to sourcing palm oil more sustainably.

In this Guide

Alongside this guide, further useful resources for businesses have been developed in the form of a Q&A and more will be added to this page in due course.

Last reviewed: 29 Jan 2016