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
PalmTrace will replace eTrace as RSPO’s consolidated IT system in January 2017, featuring all four supply chain sustainability models for greater efficiency and effectiveness. PalmTrace will uphold the Book and Claim model through the trade of RSPO Credits in place of GreenPalm certificates.
The 14th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil and 13th Annual General Assembly took place this November in Bangkok, Thailand. Stakeholders discussed the future of palm oil and how to continue the mission of creating a more sustainable industry.
Follow the story of smallholder Mahjor Rabbi to see how the steadily growing palm industry is changing lives and the economic landscape of developing nations. His experience gives insight to a vital section of the palm oil labor force.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has taken action against RSPO member companies / organizations for not submitting the Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP).
Following the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) decision to publish all RSPO Grower Members’ concession maps, as per resolution 6g approved by the RSPO 10th General Assembly GA10, the RSPO wishes to issue an update on the status of the progress on this resolution’s delivery.