On the guest list were a range of businesses from the city, including restaurants, cafes, hotels, visitor attractions and workplaces.  The initiative, led by Chester Zoo alongside key partners in Chester and around the UK, is all about collaboration!

Palm oil plantation
Palm oil plantation

We want to make sustainable palm oil the norm! But to do this we need to work together.  And what we can do right now in the UK, to have a positive impact on the situation over on the ground in Borneo and Sumatra, is to buy and create demand for sustainably produced palm oil which doesn’t harm wildlife.

Chester Zoo’s Field Conservation Manager, Cat Barton, tells us more:

Local MP, Chris Matheson, also attended the event to show his support to the campaign.  He said:

Chris Matheson, Chester MP, at SPOC networking event
Chris Matheson speaking at our Sustainable Palm Oil City networking event at Chez Jules

This is Chester leading the way again, I’m so proud of the zoo for taking this project on, and so pleased to be involved in it as Chester’s MP.

Chris Matheson MP, City of Chester

The Chester Sustainable Palm Oil City campaign, led by Chester Zoo, partners with Chez Jules, the Orangutan Land Trust and the Sumatran Orangutan Society, and is endorsed by key conservation organisations and supported by a host of industry advisors.

Want to join our campaign and help increase the demand for sustainable palm oil?  Find out how here >