The unsustainable production of palm oil is one of the biggest threats to the forests and wildlife of areas where it’s grown like Borneo and Sumatra. Huge areas of rainforest have been cleared to make way for oil palm trees, destroying the habitats of a wide range of animals and plants including orangutans, other threatened primates and many endemic bird species.
Palm oil production is continuing to spread to other countries like the Philippines, Nigeria, and throughout South America.
Deforestation is a major environmental crisis, and is now the second leading cause of climate change globally, after burning fossil fuels. Agricultural expansion is thought to account for around 80% of deforestation. It’s vital that we do everything we can to fight this, and by choosing sustainable palm oil the Sunnyside is doing its part..
Choosing product that contain sustainable palm oil means the palm oil has been produced with the lowest environmental impact possible. This includes minimising impact to wildlife, and adhering to high standards of human rights.
How to get involved
If your interested in finding out what if the foods you buy contain palm oil why not download the PalmOil Scan app and use it next time you go shopping.
We at Sunnyside Guest House Southport are committed to participation in the Sustainable Palm Oil City project in Chester.
By 22/03/2023 we have worked with suppliers to ensure that where palm oil is present in our food, it will be sourced from sustainable sources. By doing so we know that we are helping to protect wildlife around the world from the impact of unsustainable agricultural practices.
We will be carrying out an annual audit of palm oil in our supply chain and are fully committed to working with
suppliers who source certified sustainable palm oil.