18 Apr '11, 12am

Avon lady to tout sustainable palm oil pledge: Cosmetics firm says it will buy Green Palm certificates t...

Avon is being hailed as the first major beauty company to commit to using 100 per cent sustainable palm oil, marking a major step forward for a cosmetics industry that has been accused of indirectly driving deforestation. The US cosmetics firm, made famous for its door-to-door sales representatives, announced a commitment last week that it will buy Green Palm certificates for all of its global palm oil use. The company did not specify how much it would need to invest in the certificates, but insisted that it is not a significant user of palm oil. As part of its efforts to boost the fledgling sustainable palm oil sector, Avon has also joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which endorses the Green Palm certification scheme. More than 80 per cent of palm oil is used for food products, but it is also an ingredient in many cosmetics and personal care products and is in...

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