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NEWS & EVENTS

Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition for India launched to drive India’s sustainable palm oil market

News, 16 October 2018

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.

Unilever to Support Work in Sabah, Malaysia to Achieve RSPO Certification

News, 28 September 2018

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.

RSPO Companies Outperform Others by 6% on Bursa Malaysia Index

News, 28 September 2018

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.

Seminars Highlight Children’s Rights in Oil Palm Plantations

News, 28 September 2018

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.

RSPO Grower Members Save CO2 Equivalent of 300,000 Cars

News, 28 September 2018

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.

New guidance for working with High Conservation Values in Malaysia

News, 19 September 2018

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.

Companies in China and Ecuador Pioneer Use of RSPO Trademark

News, 30 August 2018

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.

‘Nudging’ the Way to Sustainability and Better Uptake

News, 30 August 2018

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.

Certification Bodies Get Aligned on RSPO P&C

News, 30 August 2018

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.

Press Release: Youth Inspire Indonesians to Adopt Responsible Consumption and Lifestyle

News, 29 August 2018

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.