Singapore: Ayam Brand, Danone, Ikea, Unilever & Wildlife Reserves Singapore form alliance to tackle haze, deforestation
Author: Chan Luo Er, Channel News Asia (Singapore), Published on: 27 June 2016
“Companies form alliance to tackle haze, deforestation”
Ahead of the haze season, five companies have banded together to encourage more companies to switch to sustainably produced palm oil.
Named the Singapore Alliance on Sustainable Palm Oil, the group said in a panel discussion…that it hopes their efforts will reduce the slash-and-burn practices used in the production of palm oil, which results in haze pollution.
Certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) is palm oil grown on a plantation that does not cause harm to the environment or society. Issued by non-profit organisation Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the certification assures consumers, mostly through labels on products, that the standard of production is sustainable.
The five companies in the alliance, Unilever, Ayam Brand, Danone, IKEA, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, have already been certified or are in the process of doing so.
The alliance is supported by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore, which will be actively recruiting more companies to join them in this effort…