Oil Palm

'I’m not in love with RSPO but nevertheless one has to admit that it has done a lot of good work over the last 12 years,' said United Plantations chief executive director, Carl Bek-Nielsen. © iStock/slpu9945

'Let me be frank: No other broad certification scheme for a sustainable agricultural crop goes as far as RSPO for palm oil.'

United Plantations chief defends RSPO

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is battling a number of issues, from its own members adding 'palm oil-free labels' on product packaging to calls at an EU level to strengthen its certification criteria. But according to United Plantations...