The Palm Scribe

Opportunity for Sustainable Palm Oil Before RED II Starts in 2024: EU Diplomat

A European Union Renewable Energy Directive that will start in 2024 to phase out palm oil-based…

Satellite Data Show Indonesian Fires Mostly in Non-Concession Areas

Photo: Envato Global Forest Watch Fires, a platform monitoring forest and ground fires across the globe…

Indonesia Struggles Against Forest Fires as Schools Close Down, Flights Cancelled

Indonesian authorities in several provinces in Sumatera and Borneo islands are struggling to control forest fires…

RSPO’s Grievance Mechanism Provides Checks & Balances for Stakeholders

It’s definitely not easy to govern a multi-stakeholder organization such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm…

India Agrees to Cut Import duties for Indonesian Palm Oil

Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said that India has agreed to cuts its import duty for…

One Million Hectares of Palm Oil Plantations Found in Primary Forests and Peatland

The Sustainable Madani Foundation said that it has found more than one million hectares of palm…

Sawit Watch: Outsourcing Strengthen Discrimination Against Women Labor

Palm oil sector watchdog Sawit Watch is airing its opposition to proposals to expand the outsourcing…

Sawit Watch Calls on Govt to Firmly Enforce Law in Palm Oil Sector

In the wake of findings recently announced by the State Financial Audit Board (BPK), that reinforced…

2018 RSPO P&C Provides Stronger Support for Rights of Communities, Smallholders, and Workers

Photo: ANJ The latest Principles and Criteria (P&C) of the world’s largest recognized palm oil sustainability…

RSPO Seeks to Draw More Smallholders into the Sustainability Fold

Photo: AFP The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s most widely recognized global certification…