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RSPO attended the 9th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) in Kuala Lumpur, to discuss key challenges and opportunities relating to the production and trade of sustainable palm oil, and its role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Next month, responsible palm oil leaders and NGOs will come together in Sabah to discuss how to drive the industry and consumers towards sustainability – join us #RT16 !
North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON) plans Texas meeting for late 2018 to build on rapid membership growth since the coalition formed in late 2017.
RSPO achieved a major milestone this month - exceeding 4,000 members, from 92 countries - with North America overtaking Germany in terms of total membership.
New Delhi, India: As the largest consumer and importer of palm oil, globally, India has the potential to play a significant role in driving sustainable practices in the palm oil sector.
At the Global Climate Action Summit, Unilever prioritised wildlife habitats and achieving certification for palm oil plantations, while Walmart’s Project Gigaton focused on emissions reduction and working with suppliers to control deforestation.
New research has shown, companies in the palm oil sector that include ‘no-deforestation’ and sustainability policies and programmes register higher returns for investors, with RSPO member companies outperforming non-members by approximately 6 percent.
RSPO hosted sessions in Indonesia to introduce Children’s Rights and Business Principles to a wider group of stakeholders, with the aim of eventually adopting these principles as part of RSPO’s own standards for members.
A study commissioned by the RSPO Emission Reduction Working Group reveals that RSPO growers saved 2 million tonnes in GHG emissions from sustainable practices, while also achieving low-carbon new oil palm development.
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