This newly adopted standard aims to strengthen social development, environmental protection, and economic prosperity across the sustainable palm oil value chain. Additionally, changes have been made to ensure the P&C is more systematic and clear, terms are more user-friendly, and there are comprehensive interconnections with the key pillars of RSPO’s Theory of Change (ToC): Prosperity, People and Planet.
Palm oil has received a lot of attention in the last few weeks, and we are proud to say that a member of our JGIA team, Natasha Coutts, has been plugged in representing JGI in the Australasian Responsible Palm Oil Network.
Recently, there was a vote on the new Principles and Criteria for the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) with the new standard taking immediate effect.
Our colleague Liana wrote a great piece in the Conversation which sheds more light on this issue.