Do you check the label of your favorite brand products?

With the focus on the “#SayItOnTheWrapper” campaign Palm Done Right encourages brands to provide clear labeling on packages and have an open conversation with their consumers explaining why they choose palm oil for their products, and why they will continue to use it. PDR partners understand the importance of buying palm oil from sustainable sources and provide transparency, clear labeling, and consumer education.

“One of the best ways for consumers to both educate themselves and keep the pressure on producers and retailers is to ask questions. If you’re unsure about the ingredients in your product or where they came from, don’t be afraid to enquire – and use the power and reach of social media to ensure they respond to you,” advises Monique van Wijnbergen, Sustainability and Corporate Communications Director of Natural Habitats, which created the PDR philosophy.

question for brands

How can you tell what products contain palm oil?

Word bank of palm derivatives

50% of consumer products contain palm oil. It is used in everything from food products, personal care, cosmetics, and household products. You may not be aware of palm oil, but you definitely use it every day.
Many products that use palm oil aren’t clearly labeled.

Palm oil and its derivatives can appear under many names:
Elaeis guineensis| Etyl palmitate|Glyceryl |Hydrogenated palm glycerides| Octyl palmitate| Palm fruit oil| Palm kernel| Palm kernel oil| Palm stearine| Palmate| Palmitate| Palmitic acid| Palmitoyl oxostearamide| Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3| Palmityl alcohol| Palmolein| Sodium kernelate| Sodium laureth sulfate| Sodium lauryl lactylate/sulphate| Sodium lauryl sulfate| Sodium palm kernelate| Stearate| Stearic acid| Vegetable fat| Vegetable oil

What can we do?

Your Choices Matter!

Use your social influence to let brands know that you want sustainable palm oil.
Start asking your brands questions! If they know their consumers want sustainable palm oil, they will make it happen.

Palm Done Right brand partners consciously choose to only use organic, sustainable, and fair-trade palm oil as well as transparency labeling.

Why You Should Get Involved
with Palm Done Right

Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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