Mars Principles in Action Summary – March 2015
Palm oil is a high yielding, land efficient crop that can contribute to economic development and poverty alleviation in many emerging markets when responsibly produced. However, rapid expansion of palm oil plantations is threatening environmentally sensitive areas of tropical rainforest and carbon rich peat lands, as well as the rights of communities that depend on those forests and lands for their livelihoods. Labour violations have been found on some palm oil plantations.
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Mars Biannual Update on Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing