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Jakarta Post

Why Indonesia needs ISPO

  • Rosediana Suharto

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, December 2 2010   /  10:28 am

Sustainable palm oil and RSPO

Sustainable palm oil has been the topic of discussion among the members of the palm oil sector since 2003, the year when the players in the sector held the first meeting to set up is the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil which was eventually formed a year later and registered in Zurich, Switzerland on April 8, 2004 as an association. It was created by private stakeholders or the so-called B to B (business to business) establishment as no governments were involved.

The principal objective of RSPO is “to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialog between its stakeholders.” The not-for-profit association will have members representing major players along the palm oil supply chain, namely the oil palm growers, palm oil processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, ret...