21 May '12, 6am

Why Nestlé and The Forest Trust may have created a new model for more sustainability - #csr #supplychains #Nestle

A partnership between Nestlé, The Forest Trust and a leading palm oil supplier may have created a new model for more sustainability Nestlé, pushed by an aggressive Greenpeace campaign, committed in 2010 to a global no deforestation target by 2020, alongside other members of the Consumer Goods Forum. Despite the world’s largest food company being only a tiny player in the global palm oil market, deforestation connected with the commodity means the target has become a key priority for Nestlé. The company’s partnership with its leading palm oil supplier, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), and NGO The Forest Trust (TFT) is starting to look like an example of how sustainability collaboration can dramatically change operating practices and business models. While the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is the group typically associated with the commodity, Nestlé’s work with GAR, in the ...

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