InfoSAWIT, KUALA LUMPUR – According to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Impact (RSPOI) Report 2019, the membership of RSPO developed 11% to be 4.349 members on 30 June 2019. The biggest three countries having membership are from the United States of America, Germany, and United Kingdom.
What is interesting more is that the report showed the increasing 25% of the Trade-mark license holders of RSPO ever since the last report. The demands and absorption increased 2% during the period of the report.
Knowing this, Chief Executive Officer, RSPO Datuk Darrel Webber took every member from the downstream to implement the sustainable scheme. Besides he also took the members to continue by avoiding the new planting in the peat.
“We could save the conservation areas in the new development so that we saved 1,4 million tons of CO2, or equal to almost 300.000 vehicles on the road for about one year,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (30/10/2019).
For information, in the early of November 2019, the members of RSPO from the world would meet in the 17th Annual Roundtable Conference (RT 17) about Sustainable Palm Oil in Bangkok, Thailand within the theme, “Tanggung Jawab Bersama: Mengubah Komitmen Menjadi Tindakan”. For the target of sustainability in 2020 is getting closer, the RT 17 would be the ideal platform for the representatives of the palm oil industries globally to discuss the challenges and latest opportunities that sustainable palm oil sector faces.
After that the members of 16th General Assembly (GA 16) would vote to some resolutions, and the standard proposals for the independent smallholders of RSPO. (T2)