RSPO tightens standards to enhance palm oil sustainability

AFRICA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a palm oil industry watchdog, has introduced tougher rules to its members in the industry as it seeks to make the edible oil ‘greener’. RSPO says […]

Nestle and PepsiCo to end partnership with Indonesia’s palm oil company Indofood

INDONESIA – Global confectionary brands, Nestlé and PepsiCo have announced that they are cutting ties with Indofood, Indonesia’s largest food and palm oil production company. According to Eco-business, the two companies, both long time business […]

Palm oil plantations across Africa forecast to rise as demand increases, study says

AFRICA – A new study forecasts a rise in palm oil plantations across Africa as the global demand for the commodity continues to grow, as the continent offers the low-lying tropical ecosystems palm oil prefers, […]

RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s certificates and membership status

ASIA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has reinstated Nestlé S.A.’s membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Nestle earlier in June had […]

Nestle’s membership suspended for failure to submit palm oil sustainability report

ASIA – Nestle, a Swiss transnational food and drink company, had its membership of industry watchdog the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended as the Swiss food group when it failed to submit a […]