SASPO mentioned in WWF-SG article: Haze or not, fires are burning. It’s time for business ‘unusual’.
WWF-SG has published an opinion piece on the impacts of irresponsible palm oil production. This serves as a timely reminder that slash-and-burn practices are still ongoing, despite the lack of haze as a result of wetter weather conditions. SASPO is mentioned in the article as a support system towards sustainable palm oil production, alongside counterparts such as the India Sustainable Palm Oil Coalition (I-SPOC) and the China Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance (CSPOA). Read more here.
SASPO members on par with global leaders in latest WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard
SASPO congratulates its members for demonstrating leadership in the sustainable palm oil industry and setting a strong example for companies in Asia. Out of the 16 Asian companies assessed in the latest WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard, SASPO members Denis Asia Pacific (Ayam Brand) and Fraser and Neave (F&N) have topped the list. They rank highly in the 75th and 50th percentile, respectively.
This puts them on par with top global brands in the rankings. The international scorecard assess how 173 brands are addressing the sustainability of their palm oil supply chain and their actions towards deforestation-free palm oil.
Notably, there is still a substantial number of companies from Asia that were non-respondent and/or have still made no commitments on sustainable palm oil. All of which, SASPO invites to join and start their journey towards sustainable sourcing and deforestation-free products.
SASPO is a voluntary, industry-led platform championing and working for sustainable palm oil in business supply chains. The alliance is the first business initiative in ASEAN focusing on sustainable palm oil. Through capacity building, workshops and educational resources, SASPO lowers the barriers for businesses to adopt sustainable sourcing policies. If you’d like to get involved, please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.