PRESS RELEASE: RSPO and CIPE collaborate to further drive the transformation towards sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia – On Feb 9, 2023, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), through its Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support a more transparent and sustainable palm oil sector in Indonesia. The MoU will include the development of […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO’S RESPONSE TO THE POLITICAL AGREEMENT ON THE DEFORESTATION REGULATION

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, 7 December 2022: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) supports global efforts to tackle deforestation and forest degradation, including those by the European Union (EU) to ensure that products entering the EU market are not linked to these practices. On 6 December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council of the […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO Certification grows from three countries in 2008 to 21 in 2021

RSPO 2022 Impact Report charts continued sustainability efforts by the palm oil industry towards mitigating climate change, improving smallholder livelihoods and ending exploitation of workers, among other important themes on positive impacts. Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, 29 November 2022: Global stakeholders from the palm oil industry gathered for the RSPO Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO launches the Thailand Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance with five partner organisations

Bangkok, 31 October 2022: The Thailand Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance (TSPOA) was jointly launched by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) to create a platform for shared cooperation among stakeholders in the palm oil supply chain, and promote sustainable palm oil in Thailand. Representatives from the two parties attended […]

PRESS RELEASE: Indonesia’s Batik Industry Commits to Using Sustainable Palm Oil

In a landmark agreement, RSPO and Indonesia’s Laweyan Batik Village Development Forum (FPKBL) have joined forces to advance and promote batik products using sustainable palm oil. Photo: RSPO. Jakarta, Indonesia, 2 October 2022: On Indonesia’s National Batik Day, marking the anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Indonesian batik  as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO Champions Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain in Globoil India Conference

RSPO presents its vision to support the sustainable development of the Indian oil palm industry amid a critical time of global crises impacting agricultural supply lines. Agra, 22 September 2022: During the Globoil India Conference held in Agra, India, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) presented its vision to support the development of sustainability […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO, Surat Thani Province Sign MOU Supporting National Model City for Sustainable Palm Oil

Six parties commit to collaboration in scaling up Surat Thani as the national model city for sustainable palm oil in Thailand SURAT THANI, 19 AUGUST 2022: Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat and Surat Thani Provincial Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), providing a framework for cooperation and collaboration in support […]

PRESS RELEASE: 2022 China Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain Forum and 6th RSPO China Forum

Scaling up the sustainable palm oil value chain is key to meet China’s climate pledges Changsha, China – 4 August 2022 – The 2022 China Sustainable Palm Oil Forum, held yesterday at Intercontinental Changsha, was a gathering of almost 100 advocates rallying for a better and more sustainable palm oil industry. The event which was […]

PRESS RELEASE: Enhancing Thai Palm Oil Production to Meet Global Sustainability Demands

Bangkok, 31 May 2022: Today, Thai policymakers and business actors came together for the Second Business Forum, jointly organised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), to discuss the vital role Thailand can play in ensuring global food security, as well as meeting the global […]

PRESS RELEASE: RSPO-ISPO Collaboration Key to Smallholder inclusion in Sustainable Palm Oil Ecosystem

JAKARTA, 11 May 2022: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), in collaboration with the Jambi Provincial and District Government and local organisations, have launched a memorandum of understanding (MoU) programme aiming to scale up oil palm smallholder inclusion in the sustainability ecosystem through ISPO certification. Indonesia’s Jambi province has been appointed as the base […]

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