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Unilever Purchases First Available Certificates For Sustainable Soy Issued By The RTRS

June 8, 2011: 12:38 PM EST
Unilever, an original member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS), purchased some of the first available certificates for soy grown using sustainable farming methods. Certificates bought by Unilever Brazil covers 5,000 tons of sustainable soy oil, which the company plans to use in manufacture of dressings and margarine products in North and South America. The company’s support for the RTRS sustainable soy certification program will help it achieve its environmental protection targets under its Sustainable Living Plan which aims to cut by half the impact of its manufacturing process on the environment, help 1 billion people act to enhance their health and well-being, and make its agricultural sourcing 100% sustainable.
Press Release, Unilever, "Unilever’s next step in sustainable sourcing of raw materials", Unilever, June 08, 2011, © Unilever
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