The Sustainable Palm Oil Choice (SPOC) initiative is set up to strengthen and solidify the European investments in a sustainable palm oil value chain by promoting uptake of RSPO-certified material and instigating and catalysing further bold action towards eliminating deforestation and exploitation from palm oil supply chains while remaining smallholder inclusive.
SPOC’s participants unite a group of companies and organisations who are convinced that palm oil can play a positive role in society when produced sustainably. We are committed to either use, produce or support the production and consumption of sustainable palm oil and inspire others to do the same.
By uniting our forces we want to invest in increasing and strengthening the positive impacts of palm production and reduce and eliminate the negative aspects associated with palm oil production and as such build sustainable palm oil value chains.
SPOC is co-financed by Solidaridad, the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative. These organisations are also member of the SPOC Steering Board.
SPOC activities and programming are governed by the SPOC Advisory Board. Members and supporters include Conservation International, WWF, Solidaridad, Sime Darby, Wilmar and Ferrero and EPOA.
The SPOC secretariat is managed by Marieke Leegwater from Solidaridad.