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GreenPalm, the sustainable palm oil certificate-trading programme, has announced the trade of its eleven millionth certificates this month. The trade marks an important landmark for GreenPalm and affirms the programme’s role as a facilitator for change within the palm oil industry.
GreenPalm, the sustainable palm oil certificate-trading programme, will join more that 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals from the global food sector at IFT14 in New Orleans this June.
Sales of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014 (Q1 2014), has hit a new high, with a 49% increase for physical uptake of RSPO CSPO and a 54% increase for GreenPalm Certificates, compared with Q1 2013.
Last year, the Amanah Association was the first Independent Smallholder Association in Indonesia to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. RSPO certification helps protect the farmers’ immediate environment, improve yields and reduce input costs.
RSPO Smallholder Support Fund: Manufacturers & retailers encouraged to support palm smallholders in $1.25 million fund application
Product manufacturers and retailers are being called upon to help palm smallholders access a $1.25 million fund to assist them in gaining Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.