International, [Tuesday 12th June 2018] - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Ulula have partnered to introduce a simplified and inclusive mechanism to report potential worker’s incidents and abuses, and to monitor employee satisfaction and social investments in oil palm plantations.
An unlikely partnership between two RSPO members, non-profit Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and palm oil company PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana, highlights the importance of collaboration in orangutan conservation. The groups teamed up to establish a much needed pre-release site for orangutans on Salat Island. Such conservation areas are key to reintroducing orangutans to the wild.
The Sustainable Palm Oil Community gathered anew to raise awareness on sustainable palm oil production practices, with guests speakers discussing the European Union’s renewable energy directive, sustainable palm oil certification in Malaysia, and labour rights and issues.
The Nigeria National Interpretation Working Group (NNIWG) successfully completed the Nigeria National Interpretation (NGNI) document based on RSPO P&C, an important milestone for the future of sustainable palm oil agriculture in the region.
The website page has been improved to provide accessible market information on all types of RSPO Credits, market trends for the past few years, RSPO Credits claimed by members, and updated trading data.
Journalists from the US and Europe visit Ecuador and Colombia, fast-growing producers of certified palm oil, and speak to smallholders, stakeholders, and national leaders on the progress of efforts to achieve sustainability.
RSPO geographic information system (GIS) manager Masrudy Omri talks about how technological innovation is making data collection, accurate mapping, monitoring hotspots, and managing high conservation value and new planting procedure areas easier.
A strategic partnership with the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) and an invitation to the 2018 Food Ingredients event provided RSPO with opportunities to further push sustainable palm oil in this huge market.
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.
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.
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