Road maps to deal with slippery palm oil

O. Hospes, E.P. Pramudya

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Gone are the days when Indonesia could focus its foreign policy in the field of sustainable palm oil on one arena in which the sustainability of palm oil was being discussed, namely the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This multistakeholder platform was launched by European food business and NGOs in 2004 and registered as a foundation under Swiss law. Indonesia applauded the multidimensional approach of the RSPO to sustainable palm oil, balancing environmental sustainability with social equity and economic growth. To overcome the limitations of voluntary certification through the RSPO and to make sustainable production of palm oil a mandatory practice in Indonesia, the government introduced the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil System (ISPO) in 2011. The two standards together signal that the Indonesian government and global value chain actors from all over the world are committed to making sustainable palm oil mainstream.

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Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Size5 pages
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021


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