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Palm Done Right allows palm oil farmers and workers to gain a higher income and improved working conditions, with Fairtrade premiums enabling them to invest in community projects.

Over the past decade, demand for palm oil has steadily increased – and this growth has been accompanied by heightened attention on the adverse effects on the environment, biodiversity and local communities where it is conventionally produced. Yet instead of seeking out palm oil-free options, Monique van Wijnbergen suggests supporting a shift to sustainable practices.

“We’ve all heard about the negative impacts associated with palm oil, and we have a tendency to turn our back on something we perceive as ‘not right,’” says the director of sustainability and corporate communications at Natural Habitats, a company committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products. “That’s been the case with palm oil, but what about the millions of people who depend on this crop for their livelihood?”

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Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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