Industry calls for constructive cooperation

Comment and reaction of EPOA on Greenpeace climbers trying to prevent a palm oil tanker from mooring in Rotterdam harbour 24 November 2018.

“In Europe, currently 74 percent of the palm oil used for food is certified as sustainable. Through its members and partners, EPOA mobilizes politicians and puts pressure on governments, industry, food manufacturers and retail to step up their action to switch to sustainable palm oil. 

Sustainable palm oil is only possible if Greenpeace uses all its influence, resourcefulness, initiative and energy to reach our goal for 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil (RSPO or equivalent) by 2020 and stops its current counterproductive action,” said Frans Claassen, chair of the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA).