Tag Archives: CSPO

UK misses sustainable palm oil target

The UK has failed to meet a target to achieve 100% sourcing of “credibly certified sustainable palm oil” by the end of 2015. Figures just released by DEFRA show that 87% of imports were RSPO certified by the end of 2015. This is a major improvement on the 24% recorded in 2009 but still short…
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Palm oil progress

DEMAND IS growing for sustainable oil but many companies still aren't doing their bit.                     Demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is outstripping supply for the first time. New data from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) also shows that the gap between sustainable and…
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Record sales of RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

FOR THE FIRST time, demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is rising faster than supply as sales reach more than 2.4 million metric tonnes. New data by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) revealed a record high in sales of CSPO for the first half of 2014 with total sales increasing by 48.8%.…
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Time for an oil change

BIOLOGISTS AT the University of York are part of a new initiative to review the standards for sustainable palm oil. Jennifer Lucey, a researcher in the biology department, explains the challenges ahead and her hopes for the project.                     David Burrows (DB): Does the food industry…
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