Choosing Sustainability: The Importance of Going Palm Oil-Free

Choosing Sustainability: The Importance of Going Palm Oil-Free - al.ive body

In recent years, the environmental and ethical concerns surrounding the production and consumption of palm oil have gained widespread attention. 

Adopting a palm oil-free stance has become ingrained into our brand’s DNA, and it’s a crucial choice for individuals and communities looking to make a positive impact. Here are five reasons why being palm oil-free is important to us

Deforestation and Habitat Loss

  • One of the most significant environmental issues associated with palm oil production is deforestation. Large areas of tropical rainforests, particularly in Southeast Asia, are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations. Leading to the loss of numerous endangered plant and animal species, including orangutans, tigers, and rhinoceros.

Climate Change Impact

  • The destruction of forests to source palm oil contributes to climate change by releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere, which has the potential to be catastrophic for global warming. 

Poor treatment of people

  • Palm oil production is often associated with human rights violations, including poor working conditions and the displacement of indigenous communities. 

Wildlife Endangerment

  • Palm oil plantations often destroy habitats, endangering wildlife by isolating populations and increasing the risk of extinction. By taking away their natural resources and homes, it makes it near impossible for these animals to survive.