3 and 4 October 2018 The European Palm OIl Conderence (EPOA) organised the 6th annual European Palm Oil Conference in Madrid. EPOA-chair Frans Claassen called on food companies and retailers to fulfil their commitments and use only sustainable palm oil.
EPOA members are ready to make the switch and lead sustainable palm oil market transformation in Europe. EPOA believes that sustainable palm oil is a key food ingredient to help feed the world, to help protect biodiversity and wildlife and improve socio economic development in rural areas. Sustainable palm oil contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.
Claassen said: “Our 2020 goal for 100 percent sustainable palm oil used in food in Europe is still in sight, but everybody has to put all hands on deck - time is short. We urge NGOs to take a cooperative stance to empower people that do the work on the ground and make the change possible.”
Click here for the conference video, presentations and press release.