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Multinationals drop palm oil supplier as sustainability certifications start to bite

Multinationals drop palm oil supplier as sustainability certifications start to bite | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
However, the company also offered something of an olive branch to IOI Group, confirming it would work with IOI, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to "address and remediate the proven complaints and to demonstrate its commitment to fundamentally and transparently change the way it drives sustainable palm oil development to meet the highest social and environmental standards".

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EcoVadis's curator insight, April 10, 12:22 PM

Very encouraged to see the commitment to help this supplier improve. Ideally we'd see them set some performance targets that go beyond just he compliance.

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Group updates green label forestry standards

Group updates green label forestry standards | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

An organization that certifies lumber and paper products as environmentally sustainable has upgraded its standards, but critics say the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards and enforcement remain weak. SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow said the upgrade released Wednesday came out of a ­regular five-year reassessment. It tightens standards on clearing large areas of ­forest, damaging wetlands, and using pesticides. The revision comes as the environmental group ForestEthics ­issued a report comparing SFI cert­ification audits in ­Canadian forests with audits by the Forest Stewardship Council, the other leading forest certification organization.

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The battle between the two leading third-party certification organizations for forest products is heating up.

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Mars commits to No Deforestation, exposes P&G for inaction

Mars commits to No Deforestation, exposes P&G for inaction | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
ars committed to remove deforestation from all of its products by the end of 2015, a move that places pressure on companies such as Procter & Gamble to set an equally ambitious No Deforestation Policy.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

The key will be whether or not they follow through with this pledge.

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Sodexo Has A Beef With Food Certification Programs

Sodexo Has A Beef With Food Certification Programs | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
Advocacy groups disagree about how to produce food sustainably and how to market it to consumers. Look no further than the more than 365 food certification programs out there, says one food company director.
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Is Ikea cutting down 600-year-old trees for flat pack furniture?

Is Ikea cutting down 600-year-old trees for flat pack furniture? | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The Forest Stewardship Council, which promotes the responsible management of the world's woodlands, says the wood Ikea cuts from forests in Karelia, Russia, isn't being harvested sustainably.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

What isn't sustainable about nuking centuries old trees for a TV stand for a divorced middle aged guy who needs to furnish his apartment or for a college kid she need s a bookshelf in her dorm room?

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