Five questions for Dr Simon Lord, group director of sustainability at New Britain Palm Oil

Dr Simon Lord 1)    New Britain Palm Oil is known as an ethically minded palm oil business. Where did that ethos come from? NBPOL’s journey to become more sustainable started in the late 1990’s. At a seminal strategic meeting with our downstream processors we highlighted the growing European discontent with the way some players…

  • Mar 23, 2015
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Some useful reading on sustainable palm oil

Here’s a few selected interesting pieces below from the site I help run on sustainable palm oil: http://betterpalmoildebate.org I hope readers find them useful, there’s a free regular newsletter on the site you can sign up to too. Not too late to spare Africa from palm oil’s trail of forest destruction The development of Africa’s palm…

Some good reading and watching on palm oil

Here’s a couple of interesting bits of content about palm oil sustainability. They are from the BetterPalmOilDebate.org site which I help run. First up here’s a Q&A with Ellen Behrens of Orkla, on curbing appetite for palm oil Orkla is a group of companies within the food and branded consumer goods industry which uses palm…

Some good articles on palm oil sustainability

Forest cleared for oil palm, Riau, Indonesia, January 2014 The next stage for palm oil reformers Corporations whose profits rely on the sale of products containing palm oil should not be allowed to hide behind supplier codes of conduct. What companies need now is more responsibility coupled with higher transparency, says Hilary Stauffer. How can…

How can Latin America contribute to sustainable palm oil production?

This is an important question. And so we are debating the issues around this conundrum on the site betterpalmoildebate.org, which I help run with Mallen Baker and Nadine Hawa for the RSPO. It’s a showcase of different views from around the word, collected, collated, edited and promoted by us. So how could the Latin American…

  • Jan 22, 2014
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Here’s some essential new reading about sustainable palm oil

Here’s some essential reading about sustainable palm oil, selected from the betterpalmoildebate.org website, which I run with Nadine Hawa and Mallen Baker for the RSPO.  1) Feeding the world without costing the earth  Palm oil itself isn’t the problem. It’s how much is being produced and at what cost, says Emily Dunstan  2) How GreenPalm is underselling…

  • Nov 30, 2013
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New palm oil sustainability debate site launched

I’ve been working with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for a while on the notion of open debate about responsible and sustainable palm oil. I think a forum is needed where all the views are aired and we can get into some granular, practical detail. Today, I’m very happy to tell you we’ve set…

Brands must be careful with sustainable palm oil claims

If you don’t read the PDF article below, or click on any of the links, perhaps take one thing away from this piece: Brands must be very careful in talking about RSPO certified palm oil as sustainable. It is not sustainable. I have met several executives recently who have proudly told me they are RSPO…

  • Jun 12, 2012
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