Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts commit to no-deforestation sourcing safeguards

19 September 2014

Two of the world's largest doughnut brands this week committed to sourcing safeguards that move them toward eliminating deforestation from their palm oil supply chains.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) — the owner of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, both announced policies that go beyond earlier commitments to simply buy palm oil certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an eco-certification standard. The companies made the commitments after campaigns by Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Forest Heroes accused the doughnut makers of driving species endangerment, carbon emissions, and social conflict through their palm oil sourcing.

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