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Membership No.





Social or Development Organisations (Non Governmental Organisations)



Member since

20 February 2008



Solidaridad is an international civil society organization focussed on building sustainable agricultural value chains. Solidaridad was founded in 1976. The Solidaridad methodological framework consists of integral intervention throughout the chain of custody: producer support, local civil society consultations, business community endorsements, government lobby, market development, consumer awareness raising.

The Solidaridad network places a focus on decentralized responsibility and implementation by regional teams. This means local knowledge, experience and vision are guiding principles for defining strategies and interventions. The network's connectedness is fostered by a global vision, strategy, programming, communication and internal quality-control systems. The network secretariat in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

ACOP Report Submissions

2017 solidaridad-ACOP2017.pdf  Late Submission 37.9 KB
2016 solidaridad-ACOP2016.pdf 21.2 KB
2015 solidaridad-ACOP2015.pdf 27.8 KB
2014 solidaridad-ACOP2014b.pdf 23.2 KB
2013/2014 solidaridad-ACOP2014.pdf 19.0 KB
2012/2013 SOLIDARIDAD.pdf -
2011/2012 ACOP2012_sNGO_7-0007-08-000-00-40.pdf -
2010/2011 ACOP 2011 - Solidaridad.pdf -

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Solidaridad is a global network organization with nine regional offices on five continents that promotes sustainable development by transforming supply and value chains, focusing on 13 internationally traded commodities, among which palm oil. Main activities undertaken are:

    1) Producer Development: design, fund and monitor producer support activities, implemented by Solidaridad or other local, often private sector, partners; When appropriate and relevant Solidaridad trains and supports farmers with RSPO certification. Within our Farmer Suppport Programme we have 17 partnership projects with RSPO members in 9 producing countries (Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Ghana, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), of which ten are co-funded by RSPO;

    2) Policy Influencing: Lobby and advocate with governments to encourage public policies that support sustainable production, trade, sourcing and consumption of key commodities, including palm oil. We proomote the uptake of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil with private companies and support the set up of public initaitives supporting the uptake of sustainable palm oil, such as for example the Amsterdam Declaration in Europe.

    3) Corporate Engagement: We encourage companies in established and emerging markets to produce and/or source sustainably - we support several European initiatives focussed on supporting teh uptake of Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe. We are for example member of the FONAP, the German Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil and provide to support the mission of 100 % sustainable palm oil market in Germany.

    We have direct cooperation with companies such as Henkel, Procter & Gamble, BASF, and Cargill in moving towards a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain.

    4) Communication: Raise awareness with sector and policy stakeholders, as well as media and the general public, on sustainability issues and solutions in commodity production systems and value chains.

    Within RSPO we Co-chair RSPO Smallholder Working Group and are member of RSPO Smallholder Support Fund, member of the RSPO Complaints Panel, and member of the RSPO Standing Committee Trade & Traceability;
    We have supported National Interpretation processes in Guatemala, Honduras, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria;
  • 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?
    In our contacts with commpanies we raise awareness on the importance of creatng sustainale palm oil value chains and promote the use of sustainable palm oil.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Not relevant
  • 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?
    By joining RSPO we hope to contribute to aching globally sustainable palm oil value chains.
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