Human rights and the environment become essential for palm oil supply


Japanese companies are facing growing calls to eliminate human rights abuses and give due consideration to environmental protection when building and operating supply chains, from procurement in raw materials for the manufacture and sale of products.

Palm oil, derived from oil palm trees grown in tropical areas, is an inexpensive raw material most widely used for processed foods such as bread, confectionery and margarine, as well as daily necessities, detergents , shampoos and cosmetics. Indonesia and Malaysia are the main producers of palm oil.

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