Social or Development Organisations (Non Governmental Organisations)
17 June 2016
Naples Zoo, Inc.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation and education programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species. Over 350,000 guests a year wander this historic 44-acre garden founded in 1919 where animals from anteaters to zebras are nestled within its mature plantings. Naples Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability
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How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
Currently, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens provides written materials highlighting sustainable palm oil to staff and volunteers as well as food and retail vendors. We show how they can quickly use the app designed by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to make sustainable palm oil purchases for the zoo and for themselves. If RSPO membership is granted, the documents will be modified to specifically include our RSPO membership and support.
Within our institution, this message is further spread to our guests through zoo maps, our website including an explanatory video, an educational display in the ticket line, educational handouts on sustainable dining, on-screen slides in our feature presentation pre-show, and in live programming including the Meet the Keeper Series and Primate Expedition Cruise.
Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
Discussions have already begun with third-party vendors to use RSPO products and staff have already altered purchasing in favor of RSPO products.
Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
Our goal is to have all palm oil represented in any products used on site to be RSPO.
Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
Naples Zoo is eager to continue promoting sustainable palm oil and looks forward to joining the RSPO to further the goals as well as leverage this membership to encourage more of our 350,000 plus visitors to choose sustainable palm oil.
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