Matthias Diemer spokesperson for WWF and the POIG chair added .
POIG endorses this recommendation, and has adopted a number of recommendations to improve member progress verification against POIG Statutes, if deemed appropriate.
This assessment aims to identify risks of non-compliance with the POIG Statutes, RSPO Principles and Criteria, Verit Best Practice Standards and other international norms relating to labor protection and Occupational Health and Safety.
One year after the assessment until just before this report was released, POIG has reviewed the gaps in the area of ?
LOral, the worlds largest cosmetics company, and Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, the global leading supplier of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, have joined existing POIG members like Ferrero and Danone in their commitments to drive truly responsible palm oil production.
With more innovators joining forces under POIG, we move closer to achieving POIGs vision: a responsible supply chain that has broken the link between palm oil production and the destruction of forests and peatlands, the exploitation of communities and workers, and climate change, concluded co-chair Matthias.
POIG was recently recognised by the European Parliamentas a strong standard for responsible palm oil production.