The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) said that its members have been able to substantially reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions since 2015.read more
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s top palm oil producers which account for some 85 percent of global supply, have decided not to take part in the workshop on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) held by the European Union as part of the formulation of its Renewable Energy Directive II.read more
Smallholders and the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and criteria improvements will be the focus of the organization’s annual event, the Roundtable 16 (RT16) meeting, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on November 12-15, 2018.read more
The world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended the sustainability certification of a palm oil mill and three palm oil estates belonging to a company that is majority-owned by Indonesian palm oil giant Indofood, over violation of the core principles of the International Labor Organizationread more
The achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is threatened by the palm oil’s boycott. “Free from palm oil” labels are endangering sustainable development, says Rome-based Free For Choice Institute in its latest article.read more
The European Union Renewable Energy Directive, which has been criticized as being in contravention of international trade laws, remains open and transparent in its decision making process and also involves consultation with other stakeholders outside the union, including producers like Indonesia.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Bisnis Indonesia, 13 November 2018 The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry has issued ESDM Ministerial Regulation No.45/2018 to replace ESDM Ministerial Regulation No.41/2018 on Supply and Utilization of Biodiesel Vegetable Oil in Financing Framework by the...
Bisnis Indonesia, 9 November 2018 Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) Executive Director Mahendra Siregar said that Malaysian Primary Industry Minister Teresa Kok met with Indonesian Economic Affairs Coordinating Minister Darmin Nasution in a CPOPC meeting...
Kontan Harian, 8 November 2018 Expansion of the government's 20% biodiesel blend (B20) policy has started to show positive impact on national palm oil industry. According to the data from the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI), domestic CPO consumption in...
Bisnis Indonesia, 8 November 2018 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) recorded that 3.2 million metric tons of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives were exported in September, down 3% from August. Low global CPO price is unable to attract importers, given that...
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.
Musi Banyuasin, 16 October 2017 – Asian Agri, one of the leading private companies in Indonesia, signed an MoU with cooperative KUD Sawit Subur, bank BRI and government body BPDPKS (Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund Agency) for a smallholder oil palm replanting program...
Pangkalan Bun, 8 November 2017 – PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk. (SSMS) has published a new Sustainability Policy that will be followed by a Sustainability Road Map by the end of December 2017, committing the company to a more specific set of time-bound commitments....
Most young people are unaware of the importance that palm oil plays in their life. For them, the commodity and its producing industry are more often than not, perceived in a negative way, a perspective that has been fed to most people since they were small children.
“Existing policies, whatever their form, must be directed towards strengthening the capacity and productivity of planters, including access to markets and financing, while at the same time support an agriculture that guarantees environmental conservation,” Fitrian said.
Ever curious on whether good intentions actually translate into something workable, The Palm Scribe took to the streets to interview at random the targeted decision-makers that would benefit most from the Ecolabel – the housewife.
That one’s life can turn like a wheel, with its ups and downs, is something that Samuel Maikea and his wife Rachel Derione can vouch for. This native Papuan couple from the Iwaro Tribe have now settled in Puragi village, in the South Sorong district of West Papua....
The Greenpeace reports also fell into the trap of traditional grievances against palm oil that are no longer relevant. It claims that the production of the commodity is rapidly pushing deforestation and depleting forests.
The good intentions of a new political party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) to defend the weakening rupiah and efforts to boost state revenues has unfortunately stumbled on the choice of subject to illustrate it – palm oil.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO
9 – 11 Oktober 2018
This conference is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.