Frontrunners in monitoring sustainable production
The Netherlands, Germany and The United Kingdom are frontrunners in monitoring sustainable development of palm oil. The local initiatives are showing the way how to report on the import and use of sustainable palm oil in Europe. EPOA is working closely togeter with the national initiatives in eight different countries, encouraging a stronger demand for sustainable palm oil throughout the value chain.
The European palm oil supply chain is making progress towards its goal of 100 percent sustainable palm oil in Europe by 2020. A new monitoring report by the European Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO) project, an initiative of MVO - The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative - shows that 74 percent of the palm oil imported for food was certified sustainable (CSPO) in 2017.
The United Kingdom