Get involved: as a business or restaurant
STEP 1: MAKE YOUR PLEDGE
Simply fill in this form and let us know that you are committed to ensuring that the food products you buy and sell contain only sustainable palm oil.
STEP 2: MAKE ONE CHANGE
Check your products for use of palm oil and make one change from a product that contains unsustainable oil to one that contains sustainable oil. You can either ask your supplier to check whether the product is sustainable or use our online shopping list as a guide (remember: this list isn’t exhaustive so contact the sustainable palm oil cities networking group for advice if you need it). If you only sell sustainable palm oil products then that is great – you don’t need to make a change.
STEP 3: TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT!
Put a statement on your website to say that you will work towards sourcing only sustainable palm oil products (see our suggested statement in our resources section if you need help with this) and communicate as appropriate within your organisation and to the public.
Let us know when you have completed step 3!
YOU ARE NOW A SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL CITY CHAMPION!
We’ll promote all of our champions as part of the project and once we reach our goal we’ll celebrate becoming the first sustainable palm oil city.
Want a gold star award?
To become a champion you’ll need to take the steps above but we would love you to go one step further and ensure that all of the palm oil products you sell are 100% sustainable. We’ve been through this process and can support you every step of the way.
STEP 4: Send a Palm Oil Audit form to your suppliers.
You can use our Toolkit to help you carry out your supplier audits. Your suppliers should be able to tell you which products that they supply contain palm oil and whether they are sustainable or not. Work with your suppliers to encourage them to source only certified palm oil products (or source certified palm oil themselves). The more suppliers and manufacturers who adopt sustainable policies themselves the better!
This is also where collaboration comes in. If you think you may share a supplier with others in Chester, let’s work together with that supplier to encourage them to source CSPO!
If necessary, you may need to swap a product to ensure it is sustainable. Use our handy shopping list guide, here, to help you or contact the networking group.
STEP 5: Repeat the audit every year and ensure that any new products that you source are sustainable.
We’ll then promote your actions to the public to ensure they know about your ongoing commitment to the project.
WANT TO DO MORE?
STEP 6: If you feel you want to go a step further then consider asking suppliers to provide assurances around deforestation free palm oil and set yourself a goal to source only deforestation free sustainable oil.