As part of its Market Transformation Initiative (MTI), WWF-Malaysia hosted the Malaysian Sustainable Business Forum in Kuala Lumpur on 28 February 2017. Representatives from prominent brands gathered to discuss the economic and environmental advantages of using certified sustainable palm oil.
The UK government has found a significant increase in the trade of CSPO, following a 2012 effort to bring business and organisation leaders together to commit to reaching 100% sustainable palm oil sourcing by 2015.
Sebagai bagian dari upaya untuk mencapai target serapan CSPO RSPO Indonesia untuk tahun 2020, RSPO Indonesia dibantu oleh tim peneliti dari Lembaga Penyelidikan Ekonomi Masyarakat – Fakultas Ekonomi Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEUI) akan mengadakan studi Dampak Sertifikasi dan Analisis Strategi Serapan CSPO RSPO di Indonesia. Studi ini akan berlangsung dari bulan Februari sampai dengan Juni 2017.
The RSPO has launched a campaign called Youth Leader in Sustainability. In partnership with The Body Shop, WWF-Indonesia, and SINAR Meadow, the RSPO is seeking talented young leaders with a passion for sustainability. Applicants will compete for an opportunity to intern with the RSPO and partner offices, as well as implement their own sustainability campaigns.
In partnership with Solidaridad West Africa, the RSPO hosted a kick-off workshop in Côte d’Ivoire for one of the largest RSPO smallholder certification programmes ever conducted. Stakeholders from all sectors of the industry were invited to participate. The event was followed by a field visit to the city of Blidouba, agro-base of Palmci, one of the biggest millers of palm oil in Cote d’Ivoire.
The RSPO has published its 2016 RSPO Impact Report, providing a detailed look at RSPO’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year.
Since its formation in 2004, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has always had the underlying goal of promoting the uplifting of environmental, social and economic standards through the supply chain of oil palm products. This has been done in large part through RSPO member’s support of certification, using transparent principles, criteria, indicators and guidance.
Coffee, rice and fruit – this was what Habibah’s small plot of land in Sabah yielded year after year, and it barely allowed her to make ends meet. A switch to oil palm, and the certification opportunity that came through this decision, changed her life forever.
The RSPO is ringing in the new year with the launch of PalmTrace, which replaces RSPO eTrace as the RSPO IT system. On this platform, RSPO members can trade RSPO-certified volumes across all 4 supply chain models: Identity Preserved, Segregated, Mass Balance, and Book and Claim through Credits – which replaces GreenPalm certificates.
The RSPO fully acknowledges the existence of serious problems in the protection of workers and human rights