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Fri 7th November 2014
GreenPalm to ask tough palm oil sustainability questions at RT12
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RSPO RT12 - The 12th Annual Roundtable Meeting - Sustainability What Next ?
GreenPalm, the sustainable palm oil certificate-trading programme, will be asking delegates to thrash out the answers to some difficult questions at the 12th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT12).
The questions will be posed via a display panel at GreenPalm’s exhibition booth (no.5) during the conference being held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from the 17th to the 20th November, 2014.

One of the questions GreenPalm will be asking is: ‘how do we stop sustainable palm oil becoming a niche?’

“Whilst there is no doubt that things are progressing in the journey towards market transformation by the palm oil industry, there is clearly still a long way to go,” says Bob Norman of GreenPalm.

“Some of the issues we are facing are incredibly complex. There are difficulties communicating these complexities with stakeholders, never mind resolving them, but we can’t bury our heads in the sand, and RT12 presents the perfect opportunity for those that understand the problems to get their heads together.”

GreenPalm will be posing this question to RT12 attendees in a bid to help facilitate change around some of the key issues. Delegates will be asked to respond by sharing their knowledge, ideas and comments at an interactive exhibition stand at the conference.

Other questions posed by GreenPalm will include:

  • ‘Will consumer buying behaviour drive demand?
  • ‘Does physically traceable palm oil equal sustainable palm oil?
  • ‘Are all supply chains equal and if not, why?’ 

“If we can collectively find a way through these particular problems we have a chance of meeting sustainability objectives without excluding anyone,” says Bob.

Since 2008, GreenPalm membership has grown to over 800 registered manufacturers, retailers and certified growers. Collectively, RSPO-certified palm growers have directly earned premiums of over $80 million over the past six years.

To find out more visit: RT12.rspo.org
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