Date: 18 September 2017
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Location: NH Collection Barcelona Podium Bailén, 4-6, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona
Event Type:

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) invites you to a workshop in Barcelona on September 19, 2017 from 9.30am to 4pm. Many consumer goods manufacturers have ambitious sustainable sourcing policies but implementation may be challenging. During this workshop we will give guidance to companies on sustainable sourcing of palm (kernel) oil products.

We will kick off the day with an introduction to the RSPO. The newly founded Spanish Foundation on Sustainable Palm Oil (Fundación Española del Aceite de Palma Sostenible) will present their setup and mission. We will have clear explanations of the Supply Chain Certification Standard from Control Union and work on understanding the supply chain in break out groups.

After lunch, you will have direct access to experts and have the opportunity ask questions about RSPO PalmTrace, (group) certification, health and nutrition of palm oil, use of certified sustainable derivatives in the Home and Personal care industry, supply chain certification, and all other RSPO related matters.

What topics will be covered?

A brief introduction to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Principles & Criteria (P&C), and Supply Chain Certifications, RSPO Credits, expert session (one-to-one), Q&A sessions etc.

When will the event take place?

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Where will RSPO workshop be held?

NH Collection Barcelona Podium
Bailén, 4-6, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona

Who should attend?

RSPO Members, Certification Bodies (including auditors), Refiners, QA Managers, CSR Managers, Ingredient Manufacturers, Consumer Goods Manufacturers, Retailers, Consumers etc.


09.30     Welcome Coffee

10.00     Opening and introductions

10.20     An introduction to RSPO

11.00    Spanish foundation: role, mission and members

11.30     Introduction to Supply Chain Certification and Requirements of the Supply Chain standard

12.15     Session on Supply Chain Models

13.30    Lunch

14.30    Meet the Expert Session

Expert organisation topic
Ashwin Selvaraj RSPO EU RSPO
Björn Wevers Alioth Group Certification
Inke van der Sluijs RSPO EU RSPO
Juan Lopez-Jama Control Union Supply Chain Certification
Margot Logman European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) Health and nutritional aspects of palm oil
Paula den Hartog UTZ PalmTrace: RSPO credits and traceability
Rosa Cabezudo Exova BM Trada Supply Chain Certification
tbc BASF RSPO certified oleochemicals
tbc Fediol Food safety of palm oil

15.30    Updates from RSPO and Wrap up

16.00     End

This RSPO workshop is free of charge but for registered participants only. Seats will be limited and based on first come, first served basis. Simultaneous interpretation will be available (English to Spanish, Spanish to English).

Please register via [email protected]


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