The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has seen its membership grow by almost 300 members in the last year and now stands at 3,400. The body has also seen a rise in reporting with 1,322 members submitting data, including voluntary submissions from some 255 SMEs – up from 1,127 from the previous reporting period. However, of those required to submit data, only 67 percent did so.
The RSPO disclosed the data at its annual European Roundtable event in London yesterday, as well as launching a new partnership with UNICEF, which it believes will strengthen its work on promoting human rights.
“It’s important for the industry to acknowledge the social issues it faces, if we want to find sustainable solutions. The partnership with UNICEF represents an opportunity to collaborate, promote best practices across the industry and address some of the existing gaps in our sector,” said Darrel Webber, CEO.