27.11.2018

RSPO agrees on new palm oil standard


On 15th of November 2018 RSPO concluded the 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil as well as the 15th Annual General Assembly.

As the main outcome a majority of members voted for the newly adopted RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), which include a lot of new aspects such as a the key elements halting deforestation, protecting peatlands and strengthening human and labour rights. While the new P&C came into effect immediately the existing RSPO grower members  are given a one year period to change their processes according to the new standards.

The German association FONAP (Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil) actively supported the supervision of the existing P&C and took part in the negotiations to have their requirements incorporated into the new P&C.

As a dedicated member of RSPO and FONAP we welcome the new P&C.