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Kristin G., Airlie, VA

Please go beyond making a commitment toward sustainable palm oil. It is important to our planet and the rainforest animals like orangutans, rhinos, elephants that no more forests are destroyed for cookies, crackers, etc. At this point, we do not buy any of your products containing palm oil because we cannot be assured that it is 100% traceable and sustainably grown. Please make a change.

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The sustainable production of palm oil is important to Kellogg.

Palm oil accounts for a small percentage of our total ingredients and we’re committed to working with our global suppliers to source palm oil in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner. We’re working through our supply chain — from suppliers to processors to growers — to ensure that our palm oil is sourced from plantations that uphold our commitment to protect forests and peatlands, as well as human and community rights.

For more than five years, we have been responsibly sourcing palm oil, and are directly engaged with global suppliers and stakeholders. In 2012, we began using a combination of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certified Segregated and Mass Balance palm oil in Europe, and in 2014, we shifted our U.S. palm oil use to Mass Balance supply, which supports the production of RSPO Certified Sustainable palm oil.