Posts Tagged with "Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil"

Does the RSPO Care About Forests and People?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Does the RSPO Care About Forests and People?

Yesterday was the deadline given to IOI Corporation by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to resolve its social conflict with the community of Long Teran Kanan or else face penalties. And guess what? The RSPO again failed to take decisive action against IOI. Meanwhile, IOI is sticking to its guns and defending its [...]

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

Monday, March 21, 2011

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The Great RSPO Membership Myth: Why Buying from RSPO Members Is Meaningless

“Companies buying palm oil need to be aware that the only way to ensure sustainable sourcing is to buy certified sustainable palm oil from companies that have been assessed against the RSPO standards. Buying from RSPO members is not enough.” – WWF, August 2010 Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has actively resisted getting rainforest-destroying palm oil [...]

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First Reported RSPO Certified Palm Oil in North America

Friday, March 4, 2011

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First Reported RSPO Certified Palm Oil in North America

Last week, a huge milestone for the palm oil industry went largely unnoticed: The first ever batch of 100% Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified, segregated palm oil made it’s way into North America, arriving at a New Orleans port and destined for the supply chains of various U.S. companies. According to news sources, the [...]

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