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By 2020, our own brand products won’t contribute to global deforestation.

As a member of The Consumer Goods Forum (TCGF), a global industry network that brings together the CEOs of major global retailers and consumer brand owners, Woolworths is a signatory to the CGF Board resolution to achieve zero net deforestation through the consumer goods supply chain by 2020 through sourcing commodities like palm oil, soya, beef, paper and board in a sustainable fashion

Paper and timber products

Woolworths is making substantial progress in sustainably sourcing paper and timber products.

  • 100% of our own brand tissues, toilet paper and kitchen towels are sourced from third party certified sustainable sources.
  • All outdoor furniture sold at BIG W is sourced from sustainably managed sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
  • 62.4% of timber and panel products sold by Masters are sourced from sustainably managed forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and 15.95.7% sourced from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). A further 1.2% of the range has been DNA tested to check whether the wood comes from legally logged forests.
  • 100% of copy paper used in our Australian businesses is from sustainably managed sources certified by FSC.
  • 100% of our catalogue paper, 916 million catalogues (weighing 49,729 tonnes), are sourced from sustainably managed sources certified by PEFC.
Palm Oil

Woolworths is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and we are committed to sourcing only RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2015 for all Woolworths own brand products.

We are clearly labelling use of palm oil in our products so our customers can make informed choices. 

We used 5,737 tonnes of palm oil in 2014; including 3,745 tonnes of RSPO approved certified sustainable palm oil. The remaining palm oil that we use is covered by Green Palm Certificates, which contribute to the production of certified sustainable palm oil.

For a list of Woolworths Own Brand products sourced with 100 per cent  Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certified Sustainable Palm Oil click here 

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