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Live Webinar: Journey towards Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification

Language: English

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Sustainability awareness for all industries that use palm oil material in their supply chain

 

The use of non-sustainable palm oil is becoming increasingly unpopular, damaging brand reputation and affecting the sustainability footprint of businesses globally throughout the supply chain. As a result, food and non-food related companies are faced with increased pressure to prove that the palm oil material used in their products from an ethical and sustainable source.

Palm Oil plays an important role in the reduction of poverty for millions of small farmers and their families. In Indonesia and Malaysia itself, more than 4.5 million people depend on palm oil as a source of income, and about 40% of world palm oil production is contributed by small farmers. One of the key contributions towards supporting sustainable palm oil production is responsible sourcing. The RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard is an independent chain of custody certification aims to prove that palm oil has been acquired in a sustainable and ethical way from certified producers. This standard applies to the entire supply chain following production, including refining, processing, transportation, distribution and manufacturing to provide your business with the traceability required to demonstrate the sustainability of your product.

 

Key takeaways: 

  • Sustainability awareness for all industries that use palm oil material in their supply chain
  • Key to contribute and support sustainable palm oil
  • Making sustainable palm oil a Norm


Speaker 

Nicholas Cheong, BSI Global Food Scheme Manager (Agriculture)

BSI RSPO Webinar

Nicholas is a trained Food Scientist and holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Management. Started with his career as a Food Scientist, he had pursued an advanced education in environment with the passion of complimenting sustainability with food-Agri. 

Nicholas began his sustainability journey as an United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) authorized assessor for climate change programs. He has great experience in environmental compliance and an expert in GHG emission while had gained expertise in social compliance through his years of auditing. He has more than 10 years’ experience in assurance business particularly in the food-Agri supply chain sector covering countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, China, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and India.

 

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