Human rights & Palm Oil

Producing palm oil with respect for human rights is a crucial pillar to achieve a fully sustainable supply chain. APOA shares the believe that a sustainable production of palm oil can only become a reality when both environmental and social issues are addressed. Besides monitoring and verifying palm supply chains on environmental challenges, APOA members also include a full scope of human rights topics in their supply chain due diligence work, for example the challenges of forced labor, children’s rights and women rights violations. We believe it is important to increase the awareness and knowledge of these issues. This should be immediately translated into collective and individual action.