Is Nutella destroying the environment?
Royal blasted Italian company Ferrero, producer of Nutella, for its use of palm oil – a key ingredient in Nutella – saying it leads to deforestation. This devastation leads to the release of carbon into the atmosphere, a key contributor to global warming, Royal said.
Is Nutella unethical?
Consumers’ negative attitudes toward the use of palm oil led many to boycott Nutella altogether. However, despite the company’s use of palm oil, Ferrero is reportedly one of the most ethically- and environmentally-conscious companies within the palm oil industry.
Where does Nutella get its palm oil from?
Nutella’s palm oil comes mostly from Malaysia, as well as from Brazil, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, according to reports.
Is palm oil sustainable?
Palm oil can be produced more sustainably and there is a role for companies, governments, and consumers to play. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil or RSPO was formed in 2004 in response to increasing concerns about the impacts palm oil was having on the environment and on society.
Is sustainable palm oil okay?
No such thing as sustainable palm oil – ‘certified’ can destroy even more wildlife, say scientists.
When did Nutella start using sustainable palm oil?
Ferrero also confirmed that it will source exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil globally starting from 2014, bringing its initial target forward by one year.
Is it OK to buy sustainable palm oil?
Why is palm oil not sustainable?
Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products is sustainably produced.
What percentage of palm oil is sustainable?
According to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), almost 12 million tons, or 21 percent of the global supply of palm oil, is now certified as responsible and sustainable.