Chester Zoo – Sustainable Palm Oil Project
We are Gold Sustainable Palm Oil Champions – full audit has been carried out on our products to ensure they are all sustainable.
Chester has been named the first Sustainable Palm Oil City in the world. This follows a long-running campaign led by conservationists at Chester Zoo. Over 50 organisations in the city including Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove as the first Fish and Chip Shop have revolutionised their supply chains and committed to sourcing palm oil from sustainable sources. The vegetable oil is used in thousands of household products, from food items to cleaning materials and cosmetics. Oil palm plantations have garnered global attention for causing widespread habitat destruction in South East Asian rainforests, pushing iconic species such as orangutans and tigers to the edge of extinction. The announcement represents an unprecedented collaboration of businesses, restaurants, schools and manufacturers from across the city of Chester. The organisations involved have removed unsustainable products from their supply chains, switching to sustainable alternatives and have made time-bound pledges to use only 100% sustainable palm oil products.