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Kroger announced Monday that it would move to sustainable palm oil in all its products by the end of 2015.
“Kroger recognizes the benefits of using responsibly-sourced palm oil in all of our corporate brand products,” the company said in a statement. “We also recognize this is a developing issue for many of our suppliers, and we are committed to working with them to improve sustainability in the palm oil production supply chain. By the end of 2015, Kroger will purchase 100 percent of palm oil from suppliers certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.”
Kroger said it would disclose its progress in its annual sustainability report.
“For the products we self-manufacture, we are proud to already source exclusively from suppliers who are RSPO members, working toward certification,” said Calvin Kaufman, Kroger's group vice president of manufacturing. “Our plants are modeling the way for our third-party suppliers.”