Ground-breaking initiative strengthens no-deforestation and human rights commitments through RSPO NEXT verification.
Indonesian journalists and bloggers take a trip along the palm oil supply chain in Riau--and find out what it takes to make it sustainable.
From increased membership to new country commitments for 100% uptake of CSPO, and from RSPO Next to records in CSPO global production, 2015 was a year of achievements for the RSPO.
In response to the devastating land and forest fires affecting Indonesia every year, and in order to improve the monitoring and enforcement of its Principles & Criteria (P&C), the RSPO will publish its member's oil palm concession maps.
Recently the forest fires taking place in Indonesia have made headline news all around the world because of the damage they are doing to the environment both in terms of CO2 emissions and in destruction of forest, peatlands and biodiversity.
Almost 8 million Indonesian consumers are ready to support and shift to sustainable palm oil products, according to a pioneering market survey commissioned by the RSPO, and carried out by TNS and Daemeter Consulting.
China marks a milestone on its path to sustainable palm oil, heralding faster progress towards reaching the RSPO's targets in the country.
KUALA LUMPUR, November 20, 2015: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 12th General Assembly and 13th Roundtable has ended with new commitments to RSPO NEXT, jurisdictional approach, smallholders, RSPO Auditing procedures and improving the Annual Communication on Progress. The three-day conference themed “Global Vision | Regional Action: From 2015 to 2020”, was attended by over 800 delegates from 44 countries. Notable successes were:
Great news today from the UK, where the UK Statement on sustainable palm oil has just announced new figures that show UK imports of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) rising to as much as 93% of all palm oil imported.
KUALA LUMPUR, November 18, 2015: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 13th Annual Roundtable Meeting (RT13) reaffirmed the commitment to drive environmental and social sustainability as corporate leaders, NGOs, policy makers and academics plan their goals for the next five years.