NESTLÉ SUSPENDED FROM PALM OIL ROUNDTABLE
Nestlé has been suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world's largest association for ethical palm oil production. The RSPO was established by environmental groups and industry representatives in 2004 to push back against destructive practices by oil palm growers, like deforestation and land grabbing. According to RSPO, Nestlé's suspension was due to its failure to submit a 2016 progress report, for submitting an incomplete report in 2017, and for failing to pay its membership fees. The suspension prevents Nestlé from using the group's stamp of approval to claim its products are sustainable. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2018/07/nestle-suspended-from-rspo-for-failin….