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RSPO members voted to adopt the P&C 2018 at the 15th Annual General Assembly (GA15) on November 15, 2018. Read more...
Read about RSPO’s latest progress and results of its key strategies to deliver on the RSPO vision.
Public Consultation period:
30 October 2018 - 30 November 2018
Public Consultation period:
12 October 2018 - 12 December 2018
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Proportion of global palm oil certified by RSPO
Volume of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil
Oil palm production area certified by RSPO
RSPO members from around the world
RSPO members come from every corner of the world
Number of trademark licenses issued by RSPO
Individual smallholders with RSPO membership
RSPO-certified, smallholders-managed area
Combined share of RSPO-certified palm oil produced in Indonesia (51%) and Malaysia (42%)
15 Dec 2018
After an extensive 18 month consultation process with hundreds of stakeholders across the globe, RSPO members voted on new Principles and Criteria at the 16th Roundtable Conference in November.
The new standards will strengthen environmentally and socially responsible palm oil production, transforming the market to make sustainable palm oil the norm.
11 Dec 2018
The certified area of sustainable palm oil is expanding!
There is now almost 350,000 football fields conserved in RSPO member plantations, meaning more rainforest and wildlife habitats are being protected.
High Conservation Value areas set aside globally by RSPO members increased by 39% in 2018 – a total of 263,000 ha conserved, or an area slightly larger than 3.5 times the size of Singapore. Members also significantly reduced their carbon dioxide emissions compared to the previous year.
10 Dec 2018
Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the palm oil industry. 👧🧒🌴
Click below to find out how the revised RSPO Standard strengthens children protection in producing regions.
RSPO’s updated Principles & Criteria require members to take additional steps toward the protection of children, while specific standards for independent smallholders are currently being developed.
05 Dec 2018
An informative, comprehensive article about palm oil🌴 and the work being done in Gabon🇬🇦 to ensure environment and plantations can coexist.
National Geographic WWF PONGO Alliance
Our appetite for the oil hurts the environment and wildlife. But Gabon hopes to show how to build an industry while protecting its forests.
04 Dec 2018
Sustainable lifestyle blogger, Lyndsey Jones shares some insight on the drives of deforestation and alternative options consumers can take.
It’s been awhile! I’m a bad blogger. But today I have felt inspired to share so here I am again. It’s a long one so grab a brew and settle in… So we’ve all seen the Icela…
30 Nov 2018
The new RSPO palm oil certification standard is a win for forests says Global Canopy, highlighting that a crucial next step is more action from buyers to incentivise sustainable palm oil production - particularly in regions such as India and China.
26 Nov 2018
“Boycotting is a powerful tool to implement change and to push companies and governments to amend practices. But before you boycott you must know what change you’re trying to achieve and what the alternative option is.”
Boycotting palm oil may seem like a simple solution, but switching to another oil would likely displace biodiversity issues. Consumers can drive more positive change by asking brands to use certified sustainable palm oil.
By all means lobby those using unsustainable palm oil but you can also use your purchasing power to buy consciously from those committed to sustainable oils
RT @guindon_michael: #Palmoil is a versatile and productive crop found in many products we use everyday. Purchasing products containing #su…
14 Dec 2018
The @proforest team have shared their highlights from #RT16.
Johan Verburg of @oxfamnovib told us more about the new Smallholder Standard and what it will mean for oil palm… https://t.co/RbbdJ6zRJx
@ZSLSPOTT @guindon_michael @Efeca_Forests Fantastic news and great work by stakeholders like @Efeca_Forests… https://t.co/aLnapSkUDv
Great meeting between the #RSPO LatAm team, @PROAmazoniaEC & AISO to learn about the HCV/HCSA for #jurisdictional c… https://t.co/9iZTxwD86z
Here are some of the main takeaways from the Q&A with members of the #RSPO’s Financial Institutions Task Force mode… https://t.co/44CQdR7iSU
@RobMSheehan These are important moves from Wilmar to strengthen #transparency in the palm oil sector.
RSPO membe… https://t.co/3mUHIV47TT