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06 November 2012
INDEPENDENT GROWER HIGHLIGHTS FLAWS IN RSPO SYSTEM
Food Navigator
If the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is serious about making the entire palm oil supply chain sustainable, it needs to address flaws in the system for plantation owners who do not own their own mills, according to one such grower, Daniel Tan.
05 November 2012
UNILEVER AND WALMART AIM TO TRANSFORM SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY
Food Navigator
Unilever and Walmart are hoping to drive increased production of certified sustainable palm oil, as they unveiled new purchasing commitments at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) annual meeting in Singapore last week.
31 October 2012
ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY AT THE NEW FRONTIERS OF PALM OIL PRODUCTION
Food Navigation
Palm oil producers and traders have been looking for new production areas as expansion in environmentally sensitive regions in Southeast Asia has become increasingly difficult - but Latin American and African production must embrace sustainable standards from the beginning, says RSPO secretary general Darrel Webber.
30 October 2012
GREENPEACE URGES FOOD COMPANIES TO CHECK PALM OIL SUPPLIERS' SUSTAINABILITY SCORE
Food Navigator
Greenpeace has published a scorecard rating palm oil producers' sustainability efforts, in order to provide food and other consumer goods companies with better information about how their palm oil is produced.
11 October 2012
PALM OIL SUSTAINABILITY: A SENSITIVE ISSUE DUE FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH
Food Navigator
Manufacturers are increasingly sensitive to sustainability issues around palm oil, but it would be disastrous to stop using it altogether, says secretary general of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Darrel Webber.
04 October 2012
GLOBAL LEADERS AND EXPERTS TO MEET AT WORLD'S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL MEETING IN SINGAPORE
Green Prospects Asia
More than 100 stakeholders across the palm oil sector will meet and speak at the 10th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10) at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, from October 30th to November 1st 2012.
04 October 2012
ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL HITS 10 YEAR MARK
Mongabay.com
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is holding its tenth annual meeting later this month. The initiative, which aims to improve the social and environmental performance of palm oil production through a certification standard, has advanced considerably during that time, moving from an idea to a reality: RSPO-certified palm oil now accounts for 12 percent of global palm oil production. Yet the RSPO is not without controversy. Some palm oil companies say its criteria are too costly to adopt and are therefore discriminatory, while environmental critics argue its bar for "sustainable" palm oil is too low and the loopholes allow producers to claim membership even if they aren't actually producing certified palm oil across all their holdings.
03 October 2012
RSPO CONFIDENT OF POSITIVE MOMENTUM IN INDIA AND CHINA
Nutrition Horizon
A shift in awareness regarding the direct linkage of conventional palm oil practices and deforestation is picking up as the footprints of companies in India and China in the global arena are growing at a rapid pace.
03 October 2012
RSPO CONFIDENT OF POSITIVE MOMENTUM IN INDIA AND CHINA
Indo-Asian News Service
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global multi-stakeholder organization and an international certification scheme for sustainable palm oil has revealed that critical markets for palm oil, India and China are steadily progressing in their commitment towards certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). A shift in awareness regarding the direct linkage of conventional palm oil practices and deforestation is picking up as the footprints of companies in India and China in the global arena are growing at a rapid pace.
03 October 2012
RSPO CONFIDENT OF POSITIVE MOMENTUM IN INDIA AND CHINA
Money Life
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global multi-stakeholder organization and an international certification scheme for sustainable palm oil has revealed that critical markets for palm oil, India and China are steadily progressing in their commitment towards certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). A shift in awareness regarding the direct linkage of conventional palm oil practices and deforestation is picking up as the footprints of companies in India and China in the global arena are growing at a rapid pace.
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