The potential of sustainably produced palm oil to help biodiversity conservation, and the opportunity for leading zoos and aquariums to drive global consumer demand was the focus of an agreement signed today, between the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), at the 72nd WAZA Annual Conference in Berlin.
Dengan nasihat dari Wild Asia dan pengiftirafan RSPO, pekebun kecil ini berjaya menjaga persekitaran dengan lebih baik.
The RSPO Board of Governors approved a framework for the RSPO Smallholder Strategy, a leap forward in improving smallholder inclusivity. Smallholders produce almost 40 per cent of palm oil globally but are often underrepresented in the RSPO system despite valuable efforts on their behalf. Implementation of this strategy takes one step closer to achieving truly sustainable palm oil supply chains.
RSPO CEO Darrel Webber explores the local challenges and opportunities in Africa; palm oil’s new frontier after a productive visit with stakeholders in Liberia, Ghana, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire. New RSPO-Africa representative Elikplim Dziwornu Agbitor offers local knowledge, helping to improve stakeholder inclusivity and empower the RSPO with an informed understanding of the complexities of the African palm oil industry.
The RSPO Roadshow held in Surat Thani, Thailand in August 2017 was met with success attracting many more attendees than anticipated, primarily consisting of smallholders. Participants flocked to the event to find out more information on the RSPO and how its certification programme works. At the event, key palm oil retailers committed to purchasing Certified Sustainable Palm Oil produced in Thailand, a major incentive for farmers in the region.
The RSPO, in collaboration with City Shop, Rainbow Shop, and METRO held a successful ‘Say Yes to Sustainable Palm Oil’ campaign in Beijing to help consumers understand the challenges and opportunities of supporting sustainable palm oil. The campaign coincided with China's annual Sustainable Consumption Week, highlighting China's commitment to sustainability and the uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.
RSPO efforts to establish strong foundations for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) in newly developing palm oil markets are paying off. In addition to expanding certified land areas, Latin American and African nations are producing significant volumes of CSPO with production increases of up to 33 per cent in some countries. This, coupled with increases in smallholder certifications, is laying the groundwork for mainstreaming sustainable palm oil in these regions.
The RSPO has selected three sustainability ambassadors from the Youth Leader in Sustainability programme, which launched in January 2017. The competition, hosted by the RSPO in collaboration with WWF-Indonesia, The Body Shop Indonesia and SINAR MEADOW, received a positive response with participation from 810 students from 58 universities across Indonesia.
Is there a growing trend of companies taking short-term, shareholder focused approaches to their businesses? And should we be worried about it when looking at sustainability? RSPO CEO Darrel Webber delivered a powerful message on this topic at this year’s European Roundtable.
Jakarta, 20 June 2017 – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has announced the appointment of three sustainability ambassadors from its “Youth Leader in Sustainability” programme that was launched in January 2017.
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