THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY CAN BE SUSTAINABLE AND FREE OF DEFORESTATION AND CONVERSION
WWF believes that the palm oil industry can grow and prosper without sacrificing any more tropical forests or causing conflict with communities. Since our previous Scorecards, many companies have made pledges that their supply chains be fully sustainable and deforestation and conversion-free by 2020.
Doing so would involve companies looking beyond ensuring that their own palm oil supply chain is 100% certified. To support stewardship of the wider landscape, companies need to follow the standard and guidance of the Accountability Framework (AFi) and invest in complementary actions on RSPO certification and beyond, such as landscape and/or jurisdictional approaches, traceability, and smallholder support programs.