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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.
A joint resource published today will support responsible agricultural and forestry commodity production in Malaysia by providing practical guidance for identifying High Conservation Values in Malaysia.
Chinese consumer goods manufacturer Ming Fai Enterprise International Company Ltd and Ecuadorian export company Organic Supply lead the way by committing to sourcing only RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil, and using the RSPO Trademark in their packaging.
A research project by RSPO and the Copenhagen Business School will study the role of economic interventions or ‘nudges’ in the palm oil value chain, to help increase sustainable palm oil uptake and stakeholder participation.
RSPO’s draft Principles & Criteria (P&C) were the focus of a recent Certification Body (CB) workshop in Sumatra, which aided in the interpretation and understanding of RSPO standards, as well as addressing issues faced by CBs.
Jakarta, August 27, 2018. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and WWF-Indonesia announced the winners of the ‘Young Videomaker of Responsible Consumption’ competition today, as a part of the Youth Leader in Sustainability programme, in cooperation with #Beliyangbaik campaign.
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