Happy New Year From GreenPalm
First and foremost on behalf of the entire GreenPalm team I wanted to take this opportunity thank you for your support of the GreenPalm programme in 2008 and to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.
I also wanted to share the hope that we will continue to work closely together during 2009, to achieve our objective of promoting the production of sustainable palm oil through the GreenPalm programme.
Still time for 2008 trades…
First of all however it’s worth noting that although we’re now comfortably into 2009, GreenPalm’s 2008 trading year extends until the 31 March 2009. This means that although our on-line trading website defaults as it should to the 2009 page, there is still time to buy and sell 2008 GreenPalm certificates. So, to check the current state of play for 2008 certificates, simply go to the market section click on the 2008 tab.
That said it’s not too soon to get 2009 trading underway. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you soon and remember, for every GreenPalm certificate traded $1 is donated to the RSPO. Greater funds will enable the RSPO to help more producers make the switch to sustainable palm oil production. Your support could therefore make a real difference.
New Year – new members…
I am delighted to be able to start the New Year by welcoming several new members to the GreenPalm programme. We extend a very warm welcome to them all and you can check out who’s joined by visiting our members page. If you’re thinking of joining GreenPalm – do get in touch. We can help you through the process.
Visit us at Sustainable Sourcing…
Are you planning to attend the Sustainable Sourcing Agricultural Raw Materials Summit, from the 21 – 22 January 2009 at Olympia in London? If so, it would be great to see you. I have been asked to deliver a presentation at the summit and I will be available at other times, with colleagues, to talk to visitors at the GreenPalm exhibition stand.
Sustainable Sourcing aims to ‘address core issues and approach a solution that encapsulates the business case for the food & drinks industry of sustainable sourcing.’ Other speakers include Jan Kees Vis, Director Sustainable Agriculture, Unilever and Chair for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Mike Barry, Head of CSR, Marks and Spencer, David Croft, Director for Sustainability, Cadbury and Richard Perkins, Senior Policy Advisor – Agricultural Supply Chains, WWF.
You can find out more by visiting: http://www.sustainable-sourcing-agricultural-raw-materials.com. If you decide to attend and would like to meet to discuss GreenPalm, do get in touch.
Thanks for your continued support of GreenPalm,
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