Policy paper

UK statement on sustainable palm oil: one year on progress report

Summary of the progress made over the last 12 months in sourcing sustainable palm oil.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


UK statement on sustainable palm oil: 1 year on progress report

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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.

Published 11 November 2013
Last updated 20 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. The attached document was replaced because it was factually incorrect. It contained an incorrect version of the Business Services Association (BSA) update.
  2. First published.