Unilever Palm Oil Supplier Removed from RSPO Certification

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The IOI Group, a palm oil supplier for Unilever, has had its RSPO certification suspended. As such, the supplier is in violation of Unilever's Sustainable Palm Oil Policy.

"[W]e are now in the process of disengaging with the supplier and have set a time bound plan to do this over the next three months," Unilever noted in a recent announcement.

The company continued: "In parallel, we are reaching out to IOI and to relevant NGOs and stakeholders to work together to determine a way forward for IOI to address and remediate the proven complaints and to demonstrate its commitment to fundamentally and transparently change the way it drives sustainable palm oil development to meet the highest social and environmental standards."

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