CEO di MPOC: Nel panorama delle certificazioni c’è spazio per tutti

Questa settimana si apre a Kuala Lumpur la 13a tavola rotonda annuale sull’olio di palma sostenibile (RSPO, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). Gli ultimi 12 mesi sono stati straordinari per la certificazione dell’olio di palma.

All’inizio dell’anno è stato lanciato lo standard di certificazione sostenibile malese (MSPO – Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil).

Greenpeace e altri membri che aderiscono alla metodologia High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) hanno pubblicato il loro … Read More

CEO of MPOC: Room for All in Certification

RSPO’s 13th annual roundtable commences in Kuala Lumpur this week. It has been an extraordinary 12 months for palm oil certification more broadly.

The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard was launched at the beginning of this year.

Greenpeace and other members of the High Carbon Stock Approach released their toolkit. The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto also completed its draft study on high carbon stock.

Throughout this, RSPO has … Read More

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Briefing: Palm Oil and Labour Rights

The Malaysian Palm Oil sector has been subjected to a number of claims by NGOs and governments in relation to labour practices in the palm oil sector.

Labour and the TPPA

Many of these claims around labour practices in Malaysia have emerged from the United States. Over the past few years there has been a push by a number of US-based labour groups and private interests to damage public perceptions … Read More

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CEO di MPOC: Il valore aggiunto dello standard di certificazione MSPO

Circa un anno fa, durante un incontro a Kuala Lumpur, i funzionari malesi hanno fornito una interessante panoramica dei progressi compiuti dallo standard per la produzione di olio di palma sostenibile in Malesia (MSPO).

Nel 2014 è stato lanciato un programma pilota e, verso la fine dell’anno, alcune grandi aziende hanno ottenuto la certificazione.

Un anno dopo la situazione ha fatto ulteriori progressi. Gli ispettori partecipano a programmi di formazione … Read More

CEO of MPOC: The Added Value of MSPO

Approximately one year ago at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian officials gave an impressive overview of the progress being made on the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard.

In 2014, a pilot programme was undertaken, and towards the end of the year, a number of large companies had become certified.

One year on, things have progressed further. Auditors are being trained and awareness sessions are taking place across the … Read More

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The ‘High Carbon Stock’ Debate: Costs and Benefits

The newly released draft report from the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto High Carbon Stock Study (HCSS) group has received a small amount of press attention since it was released in mid-August.

The draft report is a culmination of months of work by a dedicated group of researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Notably it is being led by Jonathon Porritt, former leader of Friends of the Earth in the … Read More

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CEO of MPOC: French Senators Need to Do Their Homework

The campaign against palm oil in some parts of Europe, including France, has been multifaceted. There are the well-known environmental NGOs, many of whom have a long-standing enmity for palm oil, and who have conducted smear campaigns in the past.

Then there is the domestic protectionist European industry, which fears palm oil as a better, cheaper, more efficient alternative: often such companies and organizations will also conduct attacks on palm … Read More

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