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Eco Tourism Bali and RSPO Support Environmental Tourism Industries in Bali

Doc. of InfoSAWIT/ Eco Tourism Bali (ETB) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in diskusi kelompok terpumpun (DKT) signed memorandum of understanding on Thursday, 13 June 2024 in the Village
Eco Tourism Bali and RSPO Support Environmental Tourism Industries in Bali

InfoSAWIT, DENPASAR – Sustainable tourism industries would use palm oil derivative products in their operation and it would significantly play the roles to support sustainable and responsible palm oil cultivation.

One concrete thing to realized is by having cooperation between Eco Tourism Bali (ETB) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in the diskusi kelompok terpumpun (DKT) on Thursday, 13 June 2024 in the Village of Potato Head, Bali.

It was attended by twenty representatives from many tourism industries, such as, hotel, café, restaurant, and spa.

Head of Tourism Industry and Creative Economy, Tourism Agency, Bali Province, Ida Ayu Nyoman Candrawati that represented Head of Tourism Agency Bali Province said that tourism industries in Bali could be part of solution to escalate (palm oil) supply chain transparency and expand the substitution materials which are environmental.

“It would be significant for use to get collaboration and innovation to get the solutions that would positively deliver changes,” Candrawati said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Monday (17/6/2024).

The founder of Eco Tourism Bali, Suzy Hutomo emphasized that the responsibility to deliver changes and improvement for the environment in Bali would depend on every party. Suzy said the awareness collectively would be the main foundation to realize sustainable environment.

Chairman of Bali Tourism Board, Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana said that palm oil is unavoidable commodity for it significantly delivers advantages for tourism industries. He emphasized sustainable palm oil use responsibly would be important so that tourism industries would always develop without damaging the environment.

“The commitment on sustainability would enable us to enjoy and get advantages from palm oil while still remaining the natural balance,” Gus Agung said.

Deputy Director Market Transformation RSPO Indonesia, Mahatma Windrawan said that tourism industries and palm oil are two big powers for the economy of Indonesia within the strong slice one to the other. He thought, Bali would prioritize palm oil derivative products that were produced responsibly and sustainably.

In the event, ETB, RSPO, and Bali Tourism Board signed memorandum of understanding to sustainably realize palm oil industries. The discussion was continued by other topics that were adjusted with sustainable index that ETB formulated. It covered the natural conservation awareness, natural habitat protection, conservation support, and services for the local communities. The discussion was about to develop awareness about responsible procurement and deliver information about how palm oil development would not deliver the negative for the social and environment. (T1)