United Nations, causing some stakeholders to question whether current tactics
to fight the practice are having any effect.
this week at the Responsible Business Summit in Brooklyn, New York, the challenges and strategies to make this notoriously problematic, yet ubiquitous ingredient sustainable at scale.
supply chain manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.
recent years that making an effort to choose what seems like the most sustainable supply is not enough to actually change the dynamics on the ground in palm oil producing countries.
working to influence local authorities in what is called the “jurisdictional approach.”
— because they are taking the step to take the jurisdictional approach,” said Strechay. And the benefit goes beyond streamlining supplier approvals for palm oil buyers: growers in Sabah see the value in being a supplier of choice.