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Few UK consumers recognise RSPO logo, but does it matter?

By Flora Southey

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is ‘not surprised’ by findings that just 5% of consumers in the UK recognise its logo, noting that as a voluntary label, “not all companies want to draw attention to an ingredient that is one of many”....

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Are new RSPO criteria too little too late?

By David Burrows

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has just introduced stronger safeguards to ensure certified palm oil is not causing deforestation or human rights abuses, but is it too little too late?

RSPO aims to empower smallholders as part of RT15

RSPO focuses on smallholders in support of sustainable palm oil

By Katy Askew

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and United Nations Environment Project have joined forces to help promote sustainable practices among smallholders producing palm oil as the environmental group sharpens its focus on smallholder farmers.

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Amnesty report fallout: Another blow for RSPO?

By Niamh Michail

Amnesty International’s report is another dent in the reputation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as three of the suppliers on Wilmar's operations were RSPO-certified. 

'RSPO NEXT is an important milestone and can become a new industry benchmark for others who are working hard towards our common goal of 100% certified sustainable palm oil,' said Datuk Darrel Webber, CEO of RSPO. © iStock

RSPO Next draws mixed reactions over environmental stance

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's RSPO Next allows manufacturers to demonstrate a tougher stance on deforestation, forest fires and peatland clearance – but it has been slammed by Greenpeace which says many progressive companies and governments...

RSPO accused of losing consumer faith

RSPO accused of losing consumer faith

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

International NGOs accused sustainable palm oil organisation RSPO of lacking credibility and losing consumer faith during a live online debate on Tuesday, including for widespread use of GreenPalm certificates in developed markets.

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