#KnowYourPalm is an initiative to make a conscious choice to demand products that contain certified sustainable palm oil. This is an initiative by The Better India in collaboration with the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to encourage consumers, businesses and relevant stakeholders to transition to sustainable palm oil. RSPO is a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from the 7 key sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.
Palm oil is an integral part of our lives but many of us don’t know about it. It’s in 50% of everyday use products.
The best alternative to palm oil is sustainable palm oil. To find why, check out the FAQs at the end of this page.
Though most of us don’t directly use palm oil in our kitchens, did you know that it is a commonly used ingredient in every other product or food item we use, consume or order on a daily basis? From lipstick to soap, ice cream, bread, pizza, cookies and chocolate to instant noodles, shampoo and toothpaste to name just a few – palm oil is in almost everything!
No deforestation, no use of fire no destruction of endangered species' habitats like the Orangutan Sumatran tiger and Sumatran rhino, no new planting on peat, no exploitation, and supporting the livelihood of those living and working in oil palm plantations.Read More
Did you know, globally, each of us use and consume up to 8 kilos of palm oil annually? Where? In our food, our cosmetics, and other items we use daily.Read More
It is our responsibility as consumers to only buy products that contain sustainably sourced and produced palm oil. The first step in doing so is to recogonise the use of palm oil in your product’s ingredients list.Read More
"It is important to raise awareness of unsustainable and sustainable palm oil production. One customer at a time, we can create the change."Read More
Did you know? Unsustainable production of palm oil is clouded in controversy and often associated with deforestation and a threat to tropical biodiverse areas, endangering species like the orangutan, Sumatran tiger, rhinoceros, and many others. #KnowYourPalmRead More
While unsustainable palm oil cultivation is responsible for damage to the environment, when produced sustainably, it can halt deforestation, conserve biodiversity, improve the livelihood of smallholders and reduce the exploitation of indigenous communities.Read More
Ask your favourite brands if their products contain Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO)
Take the pledge now and tell your family and friends to do the same
"I support sustainable palm oil because I care about protecting tigers, elephants, orangutans and other animals who inhabit the rainforests in SouthEast Asia”
"I support sustainable palm oil because I want India to take a lead in stopping deforestation and exploitation in Southeast Asian countries”
"I support sustainable palm oil because I believe responsible consumption is a powerful solution for the climate crisis”.
“For my future, for a better life, I need forests and clean air, hence I support sustainable palm oil and oil palm farmers. The best alternative is to switch to sustainable palm oil”