Becoming a Champion
The first step to becoming a Sustainable Palm Oil Champion is completing the Organisation Pledge.
This form lets us know that your organisation is committed to ensuring the food products in its supply chain only contains sustainable palm oil.
After you have signed the pledge, we then ask that you do the following three things:
1. Make One Change
Check your products for use of palm, and make at least one change from a product that contains unsustainable palm oil to one that contains sustainable palm oil. This can be as simple as looking at the ingredients list, or by sending a Supplier Questionnaire to your food suppliers (we will provide this questionnaire). Suppliers should be able to tell you which products contain palm oil, and whether they are RSPO certified or not. If you do not use palm oil in your products, you can still become a Champion by writing a policy, making a commitment to sourcing only sustainable palm oil in the future.
2. Make a long-term commitment to source sustainable palm oil
Decide on a date from which you commit to sourcing 100% sustainable palm oil – keep asking your suppliers whether the products they supply to you contain palm oil and if so, is it sustainable palm oil. The more people who ask, the more likely suppliers are to switch all their products to sustainable palm oil.
3. Tell everyone
Put a statement on your website or social media detailing your commitment, and saying that you are working towards sourcing only sustainable palm oil products. Once you have become a Champion, we will provide window stickers so that you can show everybody your participation in the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community.
For those who would like to go the extra mile and become a Gold Star Award Champion, there are 2 further steps:
4. Check all Products
We encourage all Champions to go the extra mile by repeating Step 2 for all relevant suppliers, and ensuring that all of the products they sell containing palm oil are 100% sustainable.
To achieve the Gold Star Award, Champions must commit to completing an supplier Audit form every year, ensuring that any new products are sustainably sourced.
For further information on how to become a Sustainable Palm Oil Champion, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.