Working together

We are seeking to secure a palm supply that:
  • Complies with  RSPO  principles as a minimum
  • Is traceable back to plantation by importers
  • Preserves high carbon stock (HCS) forests and high conservation value (HCV) areas and does not expand on peatland
  • Respects the right of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
  • Protects human rights
  • Engages and supports smallholders

Membership basics

► The POTC is a non-competitive Coalition.

► Full members are responsible for governance of POTC’s activities in accordance with the group’s terms of reference.

► Members share a commitment to ensure that the activities of POTC are conducted in full accordance with competition law.

► All members of POTC agree that they shall not engage in any activity or conduct which could constitute a breach of competition law.

► The POTC is supported by a 3rd party, 3Keel LLP, for technical advice and project co-ordination. This includes managing confidential individual retail data.

Current Members

Full Members

  • Ahold Delhaize
  • Aldi South Group
  • Casino Group
  • The Co-operative Group (UK)
  • Eight Fifty Food Group
  • Kellogg
  • Marks & Spencer
  • METRO AG
  • Mondelez
  • Morrisons
  • Nestle
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco (chair)
  • Waitrose and Partners
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance

Affiliates

  • Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition

Supported by experts

The POTC is supported by 3Keel LLP. 3Keel provide programme coordination and technical expertise to Members and Affiliates.

NGO partners – WWF and the Forest Peoples Programme – contribute to the review process and challenge POTC members to accelerate their own practices to play their part in eliminating deforestation and exploitation.