Recognised by WWF for our work on palm oil sourcing

Asda has been recognised for our work on palm oil sourcing with WWF placing us in the top 10 of European companies. It’s great that a lot of hard work with other organisations, suppliers and colleagues has been shown to be helping on this crucially important issue. We need to find a solution to sourcing a very useful product, that gives employment opportunities for some of the poorest in South-East Asia but doesn’t contribute to the destruction of incredibly valuable natural habitats and maintains these areas as carbon sinks.

Asda is committed to using palm oil produced to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm standards.

I thought you might like to read the WWF press release. You can also download the scorecard itself, which contains a lot of really useful background too.

The WWF assessment is encouraging but we haven’t yet completed this work – it’s a huge step forward!

Posted by Chris on 28 October 2009
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