NEWS & EVENTS

The RSPO disagrees with Iceland's decision to ban palm oil products

News, 16 April 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 10/4/2018 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, shares Iceland’s concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but does not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting.

An oil palm farmer’s positive impact on the environment

News, 28 March 2018

With guidance from RSPO, Suhaili, a smallholder farmer from Jambi Province, Indonesia, went beyond simply applying best practices to his palm oil plantation, to initiating a river conservation programme that has benefited other farmers in his village, as well.

RSPO Roadshow gathers stakeholders in West Kalimantan

News, 28 March 2018

RSPO recently hosted a roadshow in Pontianak, West Kalimantan on 13-14 March, gathering industry stakeholders to improve understanding and share the latest information on sustainable palm oil practices.

RSPO’s Sustainability College makes learning fun

News, 28 March 2018

Using an upgraded, gamified platform to address people, planet, prosperity, and other sustainability topics, RSPO is testing the BETA version of its Sustainability College, which aims to reach stakeholders of all levels—and to make the learning process fun and interactive.

RSPO Social Auditing Workshop 2018

News, 27 February 2018

RSPO recently hosted a Social Auditing workshop at Holiday Villa, Subang, Malaysia from 6 to 8 February, 2018. Conducted in partnership with Verité, the workshop saw the participation of 23 auditors who specialise in social auditing from various certification bodies based in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Femexpalma conference and smallholders in Mexico receive grant from RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF)

News, 27 February 2018

RSPO led two workshops and awarded its first RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF) grant at the first National Palm Oil Growers Association of Mexico (Femexpalma) conference, to help smallholders on the road to eventual RSPO Certification.

When an oil palm farmer finds a better way

News, 27 February 2018

Smallholder farmer Sunarno talks about his journey, from using herbicides to adopting best practices in sustainable palm oil cultivation—and eventually, augmenting his income through the sale of RSPO credits, inspiring others to follow the same path.

New Delhi, India: RSPO receives award for “Excellence for Promoting Sustainability in the Palm Oil Sector"

News, 26 February 2018

On 2 February, 2018, RSPO received an award for "Excellence for Promoting Sustainability in the Palm Oil Sector" in New Delhi, India. The award was handed over to RSPO by Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Union Minister of India - Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Parliamentary Affairs, at Globoil 2018 Delhi; one of India's largest events for the edible oils industry.

KL Eco Film Festival Launches with Special RSPO Film Category

News, 01 February 2018

Are you a film enthusiast? Do you believe in social causes? Participate in the KL Eco Knights Filming competition and submit your entries under the special RSPO category. Send in your videos in PSA, Animation, or Short Film format, and share your “i Saw-it” story.

Stakeholders collaborate on RSPO’s Theory of Change

News, 01 February 2018

Prior to the launch of RSPO’s Theory of Change (ToC) last November 2017, RSPO’s Board of Governors, Secretariat, and other key stakeholders had conducted workshops, roundtable meetings, and consultations, making the development of the ToC a truly collective effort.