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Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kremes go for sustainable palm oil

Date: 19 Sep 2014

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US doughnut brands Dunkin' Brands and Krispy Kremes have responded to pressure on palm oil and deforestation with a commitment to sustainable sourcing.

Dunkin' has said that it will aim to have certified palm oil by 2016 for its US operations. Krispy Kremes has also pitched in aiming to make similar progress by the end of the same year. It will use a mix of directly certified palm oil and GreenPalm certificates.

Campaign group Forest Heroes celebrated the move, saying "The one-two punch of Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme going deforestation-free signal a rapid shift in the U.S. fast food industry. Now, consumers who care about forests and wildlife can know that indulging in a tasty treat won't threaten tigers and orangutans."

Activists urged Dunkin' to make a similar commitment for its other countries of operation, but attention is also turning towards Tim Hortons - the next similar chain in line yet to make an equivalent commitment.

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