Moving Towards Sustainability

News, 24 February 2015

Negative effects of a palm oil boycott, together with the need to speed up the regional process to only use certified sustainable palm oil, were two of the key issues discussed during a well-attended seminar on sustainable palm oil in Stockholm.

A workshop for RSPO companies addressing biodiversity liabilities

News, 24 February 2015

In a workshop in Jakarta, RSPO members and other participants were recently introduced to the practical aspects of designing and implementing compensation projects, including remediation and compensation procedures.

Growers meet in Jakarta in a move towards Shared Responsibility

News, 24 February 2015

What happens when you fail to build your “social license to operate”? Greater activism, consumer backlash, litigation, regulation and political interference among other. This and other related topics were discussed by RSPO grower members who converged on the Indonesian capital in early February–the future enablers of solutions that inspire the industry.

Journey into the European Markets

News, 24 February 2015

During a whirlwind trip to Europe, the RSPO Director General engages on sustainable rural development via a Forests, Farms & Finance Initiative (3Fi) workshop, culminating with a meeting with the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the occasion of the European Sustainable Palm Oil initiative launch.

Sustainable palm oil in Latin America - from strength to strength

News, 22 January 2015

Latin America is the second largest palm oil producing region in the world. With the rising global demand for certified sustainable palm oil, RSPO is ramping up its efforts to help the growing number of members in this region.

What you need to know about the HCV Assessor Licensing Scheme

News, 22 January 2015

The High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) is all about improving the consistency and quality of the work of HCV assessors around the world. Here are some insights into the new HCV ALS system.

STATEMENT - Finnwatch report update: Summary of RSPO Secretariat findings and recommendations.

News, 15 December 2014

On Sep 16th 2014, the Finnish NGO Finnwatch published a report on suspected violations of labour rights on Malaysian palm plantations belonging to the RSPO Member Company IOI Group. The report specifically referred to RSPO certified estates in the Malaysian states of Johor and Negeri Sembilan. Further to the report, the RSPO Secretariat has visited the Bkt Serampang and Bahau Estates on 12 September and then the Regent Estate on 26 Sept 2014 and carried out on the ground investigations.

RSPO-Approved Lead Auditor Training Course Organized by Proforest for Latin America

News, 15 December 2014

The 5-day training course (9-13 December 2014 in Bucaramanga - Colombia) is designed for auditors wishing to audit the palm oil producers against the RSPO standard, for company personnel responsible for implementing the requirements of the RSPO, and other stakeholders who wish to learn about the RSPO standard and systems.

Indonesia Members Gathering : Building Networking and Cooperation amongst Members

News, 11 December 2014

Taking place at the Mercantile Athletic Club, Jakarta, nearly 70 Indonesia members gathered on 16th October 2014. The gathering was aimed at exchanging updates, provoking ideas, story on best practices on sustainable palm oil journey amongst members, as well as opportunity for the RSPO to share some information.

RSPO RT 12: Going Beyond Expectations

News, 05 December 2014

Looking back at RT12 in Kuala Lumpur last November, Daemeter takes a bird’s eyes view of the event’s highlights: among others, the growing push towards the elimination of deforestation in palm oil production, the need for traceable supply chains, and a trend for some RSPO producers to innovate individually.