Published on: June 11, 2019
Take A Stand Against Dirty Palm, Palm Done Right Is THE Sustainable Solution
Boulder, Colo. June 11, 2019 — Back for its second year, mission-based educational platform Palm Done Right (PDR) is enlisting industry and public support to prove that there is a positive solution for palm oil. Palm Done Right means oil palm cultivation that is 100% organic, deforestation-free, wildlife friendly, fair and social.
Palm Done Right retail partner Natural Grocers is an enthusiastic supporter of the cause. “We’re thrilled to work with Natural Habitats and participate in Palm Done Right Month!” says Christie Zimmerman, Products Standards Manager, Food, “It champions best practices to preserve environments and animals in ecologically sensitive areas worldwide, supports socially conscious jobs and educates customers on how their dollars impact positive change. PDR is a bridge that connects consumers with the choices they want that benefit the triple bottom line.”
Throughout Palm Done Right Month, we will shine a spotlight on the topic of palm oil, educate consumers and encourage them to take a stand by choosing products made with Palm Done Right palm oil. Saying ‘no’ to palm oil is not the solution and will only shift deforestation. Instead, we need to refocus the conversation to choices that are organic and sustainable.
Join a growing group of dedicated farmers, brands and retailers that showcase every day that palm oil can be grown for good. And when “done right”, will bring significant positive impact to the world.
Retailers play a key role in the organic and natural product industry as gatekeepers for their customers who look for healthy and sustainable food and lifestyle choices. By gaining retailer support as Palm Done Right partners, we will broaden our message and help support the brands that use organic palm oil in their products.
With your support during Palm Done Right Month we can:
● Convert more farmers to organic practices, reducing the use of chemicals in palm production landscapes
● Increase the sales of products using deforestation-free palm oil in the market
● Expand conservation areas, positively contributing to wildlife protection
● Increase the amount of premiums paid, providing economic support to farmer communities.
Together, we can wash dirty palm out of our supply chains and make a difference to people and the planet. Join us in spreading the word!
Take Action and Sign Up and for More Information about Palm Done Right Month.
Retailers: If you’re not already a Palm Done Right supporter, join today! https://www.palmdoneright.com/en/become-a-retail-supporter/
Retail partners will have access to training materials and in-store materials to engage and educate shoppers around Palm Done Right and champion products made with Palm Done Right palm oil. We encourage you to become an active voice in the cause and share stories and information in your store and through social media during the month of September.
● promotional materials such as posters, brochures, and shelf danglers
● infographics and training videos
● social media assets and engagement
For more information about becoming a PDR Supporter, contact Angie Wredberg, PDR Program Coordinator at 720-878-2773 or [email protected]
Manufacturers: Join a growing group of brand manufacturers dedicated to sourcing palm oil that sustains farmer communities and our planet, rewarding good practices. Our team of specialists will support you in sourcing Palm Done Right for your products and choose the best ingredient options available.
Your impact is bigger than you imagine. Making the right buying decisions leads to positive change. Join the Movement, sign up today!
Natural Habitats Americas is leading positive change in the palm oil industry by proving that palm oil can be grown for good. This approach demonstrates that palm oil grown organically, with third-party certifications, can preserve the environment and native species, bring positive economic support to local communities and create sustainable livelihoods for everyone involved. Palm Done Right, a movement, aims to connect the benefits of organic, responsible palm oil, with brands, suppliers, manufacturers, media and consumers, to change the conversation about palm oil and bring positive impact to scale. For more information, visit www.palmdoneright.com.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Natural Habitats USA, Inc. is a group fully committed to the sustainable production of Certified Organic and fairly traded products, including organic palm oil. Natural Habitats products are cultivated using 100% organic practices by family farmers in South America, and add organic credibility to food, personal care, and animal nutrition products. Natural Habitats USA, Inc. supports the communities in which it operates through Fair for Life fair trade partnership, social programs for farmers, workers and communities and funding for services including support to local schools, health care, and housing to improve the quality of life for all stakeholders in the supply chain, from Farm to Fork. For more information, visit www.natural-habitats.com.
Susan Fecko, Black Dog Studio, 307-690-8381, [email protected]
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