Protection of biodiversity
This operational front interacts
with the following stakeholders:
The working group of which Carrefour is part of seeks to contribute to environmental and social protection, combating deforestation and improving living conditions in communities, in palm oil producing countries. Carrefour is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and has a global commitment to using sustainable palm oil in its products by the end of 2015.
The aim of the commitment and the RSPO seal is to help reduce the negative impact of the activity on the environment and in communities, with its devastating effects on land and the exploitation of labor. In Brazil, only 1.31% of companies working with palm oil are certified.
Carrefour carried out a long identification process regarding the use of palm oil and mechanisms are currently being established to ensure the origin of the palm oil used in its own label products.