CPOPC: Palm Oil Is Sustainable as the Alternative for Sunflower Oil

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CPOPC: Palm Oil Is Sustainable as the Alternative for Sunflower Oil

InfoSAWIT, LENGKAWI – The 23rd Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) discussed some strategic issues about palm oil.

As in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, the meeting discussed the lack of sunflower oil and pushed some producers to substitute the other kinds of vegetable oil as the alternative. This is important that palm oil can be the credible oiption to fulfill healthy and sustainable nutrition (for people).

“CPOPC confirmed to every consumer country in European Union and the world that palm oil producer countries in three regions, such as, Africa, Asia Pacific, Central America and Latin would always provide palm oil supply right on time safely and sustainably,” the meeting concluded which led by Datuk Ravi Muthayah and Musdhalifah Machmud, Tuesday (5/4/2022) in Langkawi, Malaysia.

The meeting also suggested that the members of CPOPC should promote sustainable palm oil. This is the right moment to promote cooperation and collaboration with other stakeholders and ignore discrimination to sustainable palm oil for the good purposes.

CPOPC thought, this could be the way to deal with ‘free palm oil label’ which is not true. CPOPC cannot put aside that many regulations came up, such as, bias and unfair supply chain and free deforestation in the globe.

“CPOPC would always support every member to make sure acknowledge from consumer countries about efficiency and important contribution from sustainable policy which nationally runs, such as, Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO),” mentioned the meeting.

CPOPC would introduce Global Framework Principles for Sustainable Palm Oil (GFP-SPO) to multilateral forums, including United Nations. “This is the same purpose of CPOPC to promote global acknowledgement about GFP SPO as the basic to develop sustainability standards for kinds of vegetable il,” CPOPC noted. (T2)