Sustainable Palm Oil
Material Sourcing Solution
Over the past two years, leading global brands have begun to ensure the use of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) in their products. Palm oil cultivation is linked to numerous human and environmental abuses. We deliver a material sourcing solution that ensures you’re sourcing RSPO certified palm oil.
The Negative Impacts of Palm Oil Cultivation
As demand for palm oil increases, tropical rainforests are cleared at alarming rates to make way for palm tree plantations.
10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the clearing of tropical rainforests.
Deforestation kills the habitat of many critically endangered species, including orangutans, tigers and elephants.
Human Rights Exploitation
Careless suppliers abuse employee working conditions and human rights to meet rapidly increasing demands for palm oil.
Here are some assets that will help you better understand the current environment around sustainable palm oil sourcing, and what leading companies are trying to achieve.
The State of Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing
It’s estimated that more than 50% of consumer products on grocery store shelves contain palm oil or compounds derived from these oils.
Palm Oil and Consumer Health
Why the buzz? and what should companies really be concerned about? Read this technical report to find out.
How Do I Know If I Am Sourcing Ethical Palm Oil?
Establishing a sustainable palm oil sourcing process in your supply chain is a collaborative effort that takes dedication from both you and your suppliers. Your first step is to determine which suppliers in your supply chain are using palm oil. Once you determine the in scope suppliers, you will need to engage them with the intent of gathering certifications issued by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). RSPO is a multi-stakeholder forum that aims to make sustainable palm oil sourcing the norm. Source intelligence is working in conjunction with RSPO to educate stakeholders and enable the certification of ethically and sustainably sourced palm oil.
Palm Oil Compliance Program
We work with your suppliers to get you the information you need. We validate that information and allow you to roll it up into an RSPO compliance report.
Supplier engagement doesn’t just mean contacting and collecting information. We work with your suppliers to get the necessary data, and then implement our 5 step engagement process to validate the data you receive.
The key getting accurate data is to empower your suppliers through education. We inform all your suppliers of their responsibilities related to palm oil reporting and then coach them through their own data acquisition process to ensure you receive data you can trust.