Sustainable palm oil: Navigating a challenging road
25 Jun 2018 The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest palm oil certification organization, is working towards making sustainable palm oil the norm through a process of market transformation. It has a goal to reach 100% certified Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe by 2020.This ambitious goal is echoed in industry initiatives and signatories to the Amsterdam Declaration governments. This year, the RSPO is reviewing their Principles & Criteria– the set of environmental and social standards that define what sustainable palm oil is.FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Darrel Webber, CEO of the RSPO about the sourcing of sustainable palm oil, the targets that have been set and the big data innovations that are being adopted in order to guarantee traceability.
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