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PZ Cussons statement on Palm Oil

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Securing a long-term sustainable supply of palm oil is a priority for PZ Cussons. We seek to be open and transparent with all our stakeholders and are aligned with Greenpeace’s call for consumer companies to disclose their palm oil suppliers.

All our key direct suppliers have made ‘No Deforestation/No Peat/No Exploitation’ (NDPE) commitments and are members of Earthworm Foundation, supporting transparency of mills through their public dashboards.

Working with our NGO partner Earthworm Foundation, we have had full traceability back to the refinery since 2016 and can currently trace 86% of our palm oil back to the mill. Longer term we seek to achieve full transparency including ingredients derived from palm oil.

At a scheduled meeting with Greenpeace on the morning of 19th March 2018 we provided a list of all our key direct palm oil suppliers and the mills from which they source. This information is also available on our Earthworm Foundation Transparency Hub page via links to our suppliers’ public dashboards, which are updated on a quarterly basis. We’re still seeking permission from four remaining small suppliers in Africa to share their mill traceability data with Greenpeace.

PZ Cussons is committed to ensuring that the palm oil used in our products is responsibly sourced, respects local and indigenous communities, protects animal habitats and does not contribute to deforestation.

Since 2016 we have been working with Earthworm Foundation and engaging with our suppliers and other stakeholders to help palm oil farmers embed better social and environmental practices for the benefit of their communities and are committed to continuing to do so.

Find out more about the work we’re doing on palm oil here: http://www.pzcussons.com/en_int/csr/sourcing

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