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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.
Like many other smallholder palm oil farmers, Jalal Sayuti had limited farming knowledge and an unstable livelihood. Joining RSPO and selling credits gave him a more steady income—and a chance to dream of higher education for his children.
Colombian-based agribusiness, DAABON Group has completed the first sale of RSPO NEXT credits, continuing to lead the way in raising levels of corporate commitment to higher standards of sustainable palm oil production.
RSPO recently announced the establishment of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON) in Bali, Indonesia. Various stakeholders, from civil society to retailers and producers, are hoping to make sustainable palm oil the norm in this important market.
“Managing Palm Oil Risks: A Brief for Financiers,” a new report released by RSPO and Landscape Indonesia, reveals the pitfalls of unsustainable palm oil production—and provides guidance for transitioning to more sustainable agricultural and economic practises.
BioD, a group of 15 Colombian companies from throughout the palm oil supply chain, recently celebrated its first RSPO supply chain certification, a huge step towards greater sustainability. The goal: to certify the entire supply chain in 2018.
Collaborative Network Seeks to Accelerate North American Progress toward Making Sustainable Palm Oil the Norm.
A report titled Managing Palm Oil Risks: A brief for financiers launched today by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Landscape Indonesia highlights that Indonesian financial institutions are facing increasing reputational, regulatory, and financial risks by funding unsustainable palm oil producers.
Laporan berjudul Mengelola Risiko Kelapa sawit: Laporan singkat untuk pemodal yang diterbitkan hari ini oleh Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) dan Landscape Indonesia menyebutkan bahwa lembaga-lembaga keuangan di Indonesia tengah menghadapi berbagai risiko terkait reputasi, benturan dengan peraturan, dan finansial yang semakin meningkat apabila memberikan pendanaan kepada produsen kelapa sawit yang tidak berkelanjutan.
Life changed when former bank manager Pornsiri Raknukul took a more hands-on role in her oil palm farm. Today, being part of an RSPO-certified farmers’ group has allowed her to experience the benefits of sustainably cultivating palm oil—including increased yield.
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