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In October 2012 UK sector associations with a significant membership interest in the supply or use of palm oil made a statement under this heading of their various commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil. This is an update of the progress made in the past year by the organisations involved.
The one-year on progress report comprises:
information from each organisation which signed up to the statement explaining their achievements in the past year
statements from 3 new organizations joining the UK statement showing their commitment to sustainable palm oil. These are the Chilled Food Association and two zoo organizations: the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Zoological Society of London
an update of the estimates of UK sustainable palm oil consumption over the last 4 years
20 November 2013: The document was factually incorrect at the time it was published on Monday 11 November and has now been replaced. This was due to the Business Services Association (BSA) update being the wrong version. The BSA are a small but important trade association including large contract catering service providers operating in schools, hospitals, prisons, military bases and workplaces in every region of the UK.