Palm Oil 2015 Annual Consumption Report published

For the fourth year running, Efeca has put together the government’s Annual Consumption Report reporting on the progress made to source 100% credibly certified sustainable palm oil in the UK. This is the final year in the series of annual reports.

In 2012, Defra published the UK Statement on Sustainable Production of Palm Oil. This statement, which was signed by trade associations for key palm oil using sectors, NGOs and Government, set out the overarching commitment that “The United Kingdom is working towards achieving 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015.”

On behalf of Defra, Efeca has written progress reports since 2013. This most recent analysis forms the fourth and final in the series of annual reviews to track the progress towards meeting this commitment by estimating the consumption of sustainable palm oil in the UK through 2015.

The findings for 2015 indicate that the volume of UK palm oil purchases supported by RSPO certification has almost tripled since 2009 from 155,000 mt to 457,294 mt, through imports of Segregated and Mass Balance CSPO and purchases of GreenPalm certificates. Segregated and Mass Balance CSPO alone have increased almost six fold since 2009.

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