InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – As multi-stakeholder non-profit organization that focuses on sustainable palm oil plantation practices, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) might have succeeded in producing sustainable products in the world. Since it was established in 2004, RSPO took its members to involve including Indonesia as the biggest sustainable palm oil producer in the world.
RSPO still faces many challenges and opportunities. Its members’ initiatives and action still develop sustainable palm oil, many still have issues in the best and sustainable practices, but the organization keeps developing social and environmental action.
It started from implementing sustainable principles and criteria as the main things in getting RSPO certificate. Palm oil plantation developments get wider and deliver impacts to develop social and environment around the circumstance. Multi-party cooperation is the same basic thing to encourage sustainable palm oil as the same norm.
Social development happens by involving smallholders and people’s role to implement principles and criteria sustainably, developing civil organizations, involving pa oil plantation companies to welfare the people around.
Environmental development happens to get sustainable palm oil production. The equity of men, animals, and plants’ need is the harmonious color to develop palm oil plantations sustainably. Multi-party stakeholders’ involvements are unseparated parts.
RSPO always conducts annual meeting in the country of its members. This year, RSPO Roundtable 2023 would be on 20 - 22 November 2023 in Hotel Mulia, Jakarta by proposing the theme “Partners for The Next 20”. It is hoped that every stakeholder would realize sustainable palm oil in the world.
That is why InfoSAWIT and RSPO in Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Sawit Berkelanjutan Vol. 15 would discuss “RSPO and its members in Re-emphasizing Their Commitment to Develop Sustainable Palm Oil for the Next 20 Years”.
The discussion would present many competent speakers from RSPO, stakeholders, and NGO, such as, M. Windrawan (Deputy Director RSPO Indonesia), Doris Sukanta (Sustainability Asian Agri), Kartika Dewi (ESG Manager PT Bio Inti Agrindo/BIA), and Angga P. Putra (Campaign World Wide Fund for Nature/WWF). It would be moderated by Risbiani Fardaniah (Senior Journalist of Antara).
It would be on Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 12:00 WIB – 15:00 WIB
in Bakoel Coffie, Jl. Cikini Raya No. 25, Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat.
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