How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
We promote RSPO thru trainings we do on the ABC of sustainability with mills, smallholders and other stakeholders from the supply chain. We also promote the implementation of RSPO standards thru the palm oil supply chain in Latam. We are also part of the Latinamerican Consultative group and with RSPO Latam we share ideas on how more companies could become RSPO members and certified.
Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
We support mills and growers doing baseline on Principle and criteria and we also support them by doing the action plan to close gaps and in some cases we also support them on the implementation of the standard. On the other side, we are in close contact with buyers promoting sustainable palm oil in Latam.
Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
As mentioned before we support different mills, traders and growers on the implementation of the standard.
Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
NES has been very involved in promoting RSPO in the region, since Latam has close to a million hectares planted and most of the CPO production has to go for exports. So in order to keep the european market, mills should produce under RSPO standard and if they dont, they will lose the international market with huge consequences on smallholders. So NES main interest is too keep good conditions for smallholders who work on oil palm. In summary NES NATURALEZA will promote RSPO in the region though capacity building and doing internal assessment of the potential gaps with the RSPO standard. This as baseline and NES will also develop action plans to close them.