Oil palm trees are extremely productive, producing one of the highest yields of oil per hectare of any crop. Palm oil and palm kernel oil can be used to replace oils and other derivatives from petroleum, so reducing reliance on limited fossil fuel resources. Palm oil production has also contributed significantly to rural economic development in countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Responsible palm suppliers contribute to the local economies and provide employees and their families with safe housing, modern health care and other benefits. The challenge is to ensure that these environmental and social sustainability advantages do not result in illegal or irresponsible deforestation and associated loss of biodiversity and increased greenhouse gas emissions. The key is to ensure sustainable palm oil production and use, rather than to reduce overall palm oil use. P&G is a member of the RSPO and the Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition, both of which seek to support sustainable palm oil production and use, and prevent irresponsible and illegal deforestation and associated greenhouse gas emissions.