Palm oil is the world’s most versatile vegetable oil – contributing to economic development in many regions, especially Southeast Asia. However, unsustainable production has led to widespread destruction of rainforests and biodiversity. Habitats of endangered species continue to be threatened, along with the rights of local communities and indigenous people.
This four-part webinar series by WWF will discuss palm oil demand and trade patterns in Asia – uncovering opportunities for stakeholders to take ambitious action for sustainability, effectively addressing social and environmental risks. Discussions with leading businesses and financial institutions in Asia will provide multiple perspectives on progressing sustainable palm oil in the region.
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Recognition of SASPO’s Commitments to Sustainable Palm Oil, Feb 2018
By the end of 2017, SASPO had welcomed 10 new companies, bringing the total member count to 15. The event’s objectives were to celebrate and demonstrate the successes of its new and founding members. Over 50 people were in attendance, including the event’s guest-of-honour, Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Environment and Water Resources, SASPO members, representatives of trade associations and members of the press. The event received extensive coverage in over 40 local and international media channels.
Sustainable Palm Oil Leaders’ Summit, Nov 2016
This event marked the initiation of SASPO’s activities since its launch on 27 June 2016. The event’s objectives were firstly, to inspire companies to join the Alliance by demonstrating the achievements of its members; and secondly, facilitate dialogue and networking opportunities between various players in the palm oil industry. The summit was attended by over 100 participants from 40 organisations and endorsed by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.