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General Mills ditches IOI

8 Jun 2016

General Mills has announced that it takes very seriously the suspension of certification from the RSPO of one of its suppliers, IOI, and has been transitioning its palm oil purchases to other RSPO-certified suppliers since April.

General Mills ditches IOI

General Mills has announced that it takes very seriously the suspension of certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) of one of its suppliers, IOI. The company said it has been transitioning its palm oil purchases to other RSPO-certified suppliers since April. As of the end of August 2016, General Mills said it will no longer be purchasing any palm oil from IOI, and that reinstatement of IOI as a supplier will depend on a credible action plan in line with its policy and RSPO recertification. General Mills also urged IOI to withdraw its litigation against the RSPO.