Shareholders Persuade Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks to Commit to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
Unfortunately Dunkin' Donuts has not actually committed to a date for its sourcing policy to go into effect, nor is it clear whether the policy will apply to overseas operations. For example, Dunkin' Donuts brand has a large presence in Indonesia where palm oil is widely used as cooking oil.
The move came shortly after Starbucks announced it would use only RSPO-certified palm oil by 2015 across its global operations, in response to a shareholder resolution filed by the Green Century Balanced Fund, an environmentally responsible mutual fund.
Mongabay, Sustainablebusiness.com, NPR