We are committed to being a good corporate citizen, and often take on projects that will help build a better world. We’ve partnered with the Philadelphia Zoo*LINK in an effort to save orangutans, Sumatran tigers and other animals from extinction by promoting the use of foods and cosmetics that aren’t made with palm oil. There are fewer than 7,000 orangutans remaining in the wild. The primary cause for this dramatic decrease in population is due to the expansion of Oil Palm Plantations in the Sumatran.
Palm Oil is found in almost 50% of packaged foods we eat as well as cosmetics, lotions, soaps, cleaning and laundry supplies. Ninety-five percent of palm oil is grown in a non-sustainable manner, mainly on deforested tracts of land rather than on land that has already been cleared or open fields. The Zoo and other conservation-minded organizations have started to pressure manufacturers and distributors to use sustainable palm oil in products they make and distribute. They are “asking” manufacturers to commit to using only sustainable palm oil.
Woods is committed to being a change agent and is actively working to promote and educate individuals, organizations and companies about the many issues surrounding sustainable palm oil and the importance of supporting companies who use sustainable palm oil. If you would like more information about what we are doing and how you can implement the effort at your company or organization, email to request an information brochure. Launch email to: firstname.lastname@example.org