RSPO and WWF-Malaysia host Malaysian Sustainable Business Forum

News, 03 March 2017

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.

UK Government reports significant progress in CSPO uptake

News, 03 March 2017

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.

Studi dampak sertifikasi dan analisis strategi peningkatan serapan CSPO RSPO di Indonesia

News, 16 February 2017

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.

Students with passion for environmental and social issues wanted as leaders in sustainability

News, 03 February 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.

Solidaridad launches major RSPO smallholder certification programme in Côte d’Ivoire

News, 03 February 2017

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.

RSPO impact report shows increase of total area set aside for conservation

News, 11 January 2017

The RSPO has published its 2016 RSPO Impact Report, providing a detailed look at RSPO’s sustainability efforts and outcomes from the past year.

RSPO's Response to POI Position Statement on the RSPO

News, 27 December 2016

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.

Where there is a will, there is a way

News, 23 December 2016

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.

RSPO eTrace relaunches as PalmTrace

News, 23 December 2016

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.

RSPO response to Amnesty International report "The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names"

News, 30 November 2016

The RSPO fully acknowledges the existence of serious problems in the protection of workers and human rights