We’re working closely with growers on the ground to promote sustainable palm oil production that benefits both people and wildlife.
@CamilliaThurlow joined us on a visit to a sustainable plantation that is taking positive steps to co-exist with wildlife and mitigate further damage to our precious jungles.
“There is no doubt that unsustainable palm oil has had devastating effects on the environment, but boycotting it is not the answer. When I was away, I learnt that it can be produced more sustainably for the good of both people and nature.
It was only on this trip that I realised how misinformed I had been about the best way to approach the palm oil problem, and equally how certain I had been that I had the right information.
So, lets simplify things a bit – here are three things you can do
- Use the Giki app to check if products contain sustainable palm oil
- If you see a brand that is using unsustainable palm oil, contact them and demand sustainable palm oil.
- Educate yourself and others and see how the actions you take at home can help stop unsustainable palm oil.”
Photograph © James Stockdale/WWF