Educational resources and other palm oil information
Is palm oil just palm oil or can it be named something else?
Check out this really long list of alternative names for palm oil – there are over 200 different names, but the four most commonly found names are palm, stear, laur or glyc, where 60% of global palm oil use are from ingredients that have those four words in them.)
Educational Resources around sustainable palm oil, sustainability in general and conservation:
- A sustainable palm oil conga that tells you out all about palm oil and how it’s affecting wildlife, and more importantly how you can help!
- Educational resources for educators – KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 including lesson plans, learning resources and activities and toolkits all based around the National Curriculum.
Sustainable Palm Oil Communities:
- Find out how Chester became the world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City.
- Learn more about the Sustainable Palm Oil Communities project, and watch a virtual launch event featuring a speaker from Efeca.
The below resources may help you identify whether the products you supply contain sustainable palm oil:
- The PalmOilScan app – download from App Store or Google Play Store. An app produced by Chester Zoo, Auckland Zoo and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo of Colorado in collaboration with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), that checks if the product you are about to purchase is from a company committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil. The database contains products from 1000s of brands and 100s of consumer product manufacturers to reveal how committed they are to certified sustainable palm oil globally. Now you can shop with the confidence that you are helping save tropical species and their homes from deforestation.
- The Chester Zoo Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping List is a detailed shopping list of brands who use 100% RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.
- The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard assesses major retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and food service companies for their performances, actions and commitments toward responsible purchasing of palm oil.
- The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has a regularly updated membership list.
- See Chester Zoo’s What is Palm Oil? page to read their list of FAQs about palm oil, certification, and the need for sustainable palm.
- The WWF have published their own palm introductory guide and FAQs, called 8 Things to Know About Palm Oil.
For more information about the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community, or to request further resources relating to palm oil, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.