NEWS & EVENTS

RSPO Next: Taking the Principles & Criteria to the next level

News, 28 August 2015

What if RSPO members were helped not only to comply with the Principles & Criteria, but also to exceed them? This is now possible with RSPO Next, which "pushes the envelope" on issues such as deforestation, peatland development and indigenous peoples' rights.

Who dunnit? Tracking the source of the haze using online maps

News, 28 August 2015

Through the Global Forest Watch online mapping system, anyone can find out the origin of the haze hotspots, making the palm oil supply chain more transparent.

ISEAL's Challenge the Label campaign

News, 28 August 2015

ISEAL's "Challenge the Label" tool helps company buyers who are faced with numerous sustainability labels to test which claims are credible. Here, ISEAL explains how RSPO members can maximize benefits from the campaign.

Sustainable palm oil, it’s a survival issue

News, 27 August 2015

In India much remains to be done to transform the market to a more sustainable footing. However, some businesses are leading the way. Among those is Galaxy Surfactants, a leader in supplying products to some of the world’s most famous FMCG brands, recently certified by the RSPO.

Making a meaningful impact on smallholders’ livelihoods & the palm oil sector

News, 27 August 2015

Smallholders account for 30% of the total global production of palm oil. In this essay, RSPO Director General Datuk Darrel Webber, pays tribute to this sector of the industry and their growing role in the RSPO.

RSPO RESPONSE TO NORGES BANK DECISION TO EXCLUDE TWO RSPO MEMBERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND GLOBAL

News, 19 August 2015

Yesterday the Norges Bank took the decision to exclude RSPO members IJM and Genting Berhad from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). Daewoo International Corporation and its parent company POSCO were also excluded from the GPFG.

2nd UPDATE RSPO RESPONSE TO THE REPORT TITLED “PALM-OIL MIGRANT WORKERS TELL OF ABUSES ON MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS”, PUBLISHED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ON 26TH JULY 2015

News, 14 August 2015

In relation to the report titled “Palm-Oil Migrant Workers Tell of Abuses on Malaysian Plantations”, published by The Wall Street Journal on 26th July 2015.

UPDATE RSPO response to the report titled “Palm-Oil Migrant Workers Tell of Abuses on Malaysian Plantations”, published by The Wall Street Journal on 26th July 2015

News, 03 August 2015

In relation to the report titled “Palm-Oil Migrant Workers Tell of Abuses on Malaysian Plantations”, published by The Wall Street Journal on 26th July 2015. The RSPO Complaints Panel have met on Wednesday 29th July and deliberated on the Wall Street Journal article’s findings. We report below the Panel’s decision:

First steps towards an Independent Appeals Mechanism for the RSPO’s Complaints System

News, 30 July 2015

In a bid to support an independent and impartial governance and decision making procedure for the RSPO Complaints System, the RSPO and Accreditation Services International recently engaged in discussions on how to proceed.

Reflection of RSPO milestones in Indonesia

News, 30 July 2015

During a recent media briefing in Jakarta, the RSPO took participants on a journey back in time to highlight the organisation's accomplishments in the country.


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