Ferrero Palm Oil Charter November 2013
Yet Ferrero’s responsibility does not stop at certification, which is just the first step in meeting our employees’ and consumers’ expectations.
Within this framework, we choose to strengthen our commitment to responsibly source palm oil through this Ferrero Palm Oil Charter in order to address the leading causes of deforestation and create the optimal balance between the conservation of the environment, community needs and economic benefit and viability.
We are committed to making sure that our palm oil suppliers are:
1. Providing fully traceable oil, while including smallholders.
2. Not clearing High Carbon Stock forests.
3. Not using fire to clear land.
4. Not planting on peat soils.
5. Protecting orang-utans and other endangered species by maintaining High Conservation Value areas.
6. Reporting on the greenhouse gas emissions of their production.
7. Respecting human rights, including the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent of indigenous and local communities.
8. Recognizing, respecting and strengthening the rights of workers.
9. Not using Paraquat.
10. Actively fighting corruption.
How will we implement this commitment?
Ferrero has agreed with its suppliers to meet the targets of this Palm Oil Charter, and will support them in its implementation. We will work with our NGO partners, including TFT- The Forest Trust- to assess our suppliers, monitor progress in the field and publically report our performance against this Charter.
We will engage suppliers immediately to ensure they meet the Charter principles as soon as possible, by the way by the end of 2015. Many of them are already implementing these principles in their production.
We will report transparently and publically on progress every six months.
Please follow the link for the latest update.
Visit also www.tft-forests.org
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