Mars Commits to Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

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Mars Commits to Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

Mars has committed to implementing a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain by the end of the year, and has introduced a deforestation policy.
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The food manufacturer behind M&Ms, Pedigree Chum and Uncle Ben's will adhere to industry standards to develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills.

The move is supported by the launch of a deforestation policy where Mars will focus on other raw materials that have the "greatest impact on forests" such as beef, pulp and paper, and soy.

Mars suppliers will be require to have a fully sustainable and traceable palm oil supply across all their operations by the end of 2015, or to have plans in place by the end of 2015 for doing so. The company will monitor this through a sourcing charter and Mars is calling on suppliers to confirm their commitment to it by the end of the year.

The company said it will report on progress in its annual Principles in Action Summary and will also provide updates every six months on Mars.com.

 

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