November 16, 2020:
16:00-17:45 GMT +7
In support of the Sustainable Coconut and Coconut Oil Roundtable, USAID Green Invest Asia, Barry Callebaut, and Grow Asia convened this virtual signing event to launch the Sustainable Coconut Charter. The event featured the charter’s founding signatories plus panel discussions on potential impacts of coconut production on deforestation and biodiversity conservation, as well as a pre-competitive collaboration among seven multinational corporations and GIZ to drive coconut sustainability in the region through the charter.
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Green Invest Asia, private sector leaders signed the coconut industry’s first global Sustainable Coconut Charter, which aims to improve farmer livelihoods, lessen the carbon footprint of coconuts and boost supply to meet rising global demand.
AAK, Barry Callebaut, FrieslandCampina, Harmless Harvest Thailand, Nestlé, and Unilever are founding signatories of an industry collaboration that defines coconut sustainability, and outlines focus areas, principles and sustainability program goals/outcomes in coconut supply chains. It also aims to harmonize buyers’ requirements for supply chain partners.
For more information about the event, please find below a recording and report of the event.