This post was originally published on July 16, 2021 and updated on November 16, 2021.
Palm oil is found in about half of the products found in supermarkets, including packaged foods, cosmetics and personal care products such as shampoo and soap. Shopping for products made with certified sustainable palm oil can be challenging but it’s worth it if we want to help protect the rainforests and wildlife habitats, and give local farmers a good quality of life.
We also want to support companies buying certified sustainable palm oil so they’ll keep doing the right thing.
MSPO certification is now mandated nationwide in Malaysia, and more than 88% of Malaysia’s palm oil industry has achieved certification. Even before MSPO became available, Malaysian oil palm farmers had been following environmentally responsible practices for generations. Malaysia’s palm oil was the first in the world to be produced sustainably.
While it’s not always clear by looking at product labels if you are purchasing a product made with certified sustainable palm oil, you can find pledges on manufacturers’ websites.
Major corporations that have committed to using sustainably sourced palm oil include Nestle, Unilever, Kelloggs, Starbucks, Mars, L’Oreal, Hersheys, Yum! (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, etc.) and Procter & Gamble. Together, these companies represent more than 1,000 name-brand products.
Some of the individual products made specifically with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil include:
- Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original
- Smart Balance Peanut Butter
- Balance Bar
- Cliff Bar
- Enfamil Products
- Harmony Premium Trail Mix
- Harmony Yogurt Flavored Raisin Nut Mix
- Luna Bar
- Milk (various products may contain Vitamin A palmitate)
- Soy Milk (various brands)
- Power Bar
- South Beach Diet foods
Teach your children how to choose earth-friendly ingredients, such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. We want to encourage future generations to learn how to take better care of our planet.
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