IKEA commits to zero deforestation palm oil

21 November 2014

Home products giant IKEA has made a time-bound commitment for eliminating palm oil linked to deforestation and human rights abuses from its supply chain. 

IKEA, which uses palm oil in candles and food products, unveiled the policy today. It calls for zero deforestation and no conversion of peatlands, in addition to existing certification standards under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). 

"All new palm oil developments should be on land where biodiversity and natural vegetation are already highly degraded," says the policy, which sets a December 2017 target for full implementation.

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