ESPOAG Statement on the EP ENVI Committee Report on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests

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European_Parliament_logo.svgOn March 20, 2017 the European Parliament ENVI Committee published its report on “Palm oil and deforestation of rainforests.”

ESPOAG has taken a proactive stance and already committed to 100% sustainable palm oil uptake in Europe by 2020 in support of the EU objective to stop deforestation by 2030 at the latest.

The Committee “notes the efforts and progress made by the food manufacturing sector to source certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO);” and “calls on all industry sectors using palm oil to increase their efforts to source CSPO.” In addition, the report calls for dialogue with other big importers of palm oil and more support for producing countries.

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