GreenPalm to discuss sustainable palm oil at the European RSPO Summit 2014

20 May 2014 by
GreenPalm to discuss sustainable palm oil at the European RSPO Summit 2014

GreenPalm will join other European stakeholders within the palm oil industry to discuss the role and responsibility of Europe to make certified sustainable palm oil the norm at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Summit on the 4 June, in London.

Bob Norman and Simon Chrismas, from the sustainable palm oil certificate-trading programme, will share their knowledge and experience with other delegates interested in resolving the problems associated with achieving 100% palm oil sustainability throughout an incredibly complex supply chain.

Bob Norman will address the issue of smallholder engagement. Smallholders, defined by the RSPO as farmers of 50 hectares or less, account for 40% of the world's palm production. However, they rarely have direct access to large multinational buyers committed to sustainable palm oil, selling instead to their local mill.

"Unfortunately, segregated supply chains are not always inclusive for smallholders, but it is absolutely imperative that in the race for manufacturers and retailers to meet their own CSR objectives, smallholders are not forgotten," said Norman.

"But the good news is that there are ways of preventing this situation recurring and that is exactly what we will be investigating with manufacturers and retailers at the European RSPO Summit."

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking