Palm oil giant Wilmar International Limited aired its extreme disappointment at Greenpeace’s recent protest onboard a palm oil tanker off the coast of Spain, saying that the environmental organization preferred to seek publicity rather than work constructively with the palm oil industry.read more
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is committed to focus on achieving better market transformation in the palm oil industry and, therefore, attracting as many participating smallholders, whose roles are important to this sector, as possible.read more
After a long arduous journey by truck and boat in the oppressive heat of the tropics, six hirsute orangutans were finally released from their cages and allowed to taste freedom for the first time in a long while, swinging from branch to branch in a forested island in Central Kalimantan.read more
Structured and planned communication and community engagement program is one of the keys of the PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) achievements in developing a sustainable sago and palm oil industry in West Papua.read more
Darrel Webber, Chief Executive Officer of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) saying that incremental innovation is crucial in mainstreaming ideas in palm oil industry like any other sector at the opening of the 16th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT16) here on Wednesday (14/11).read more
A new proposed Principles and Criteria for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) carries more stringent measure regarding the planting of oil palm on peatlands, an environmental and conservation activities said here on Wednesday (14/11.)read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
The Jakarta Post, 7 December 2018 Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS) Chair Mansuetus Darto said smallholders, who are responsible for 43% of Indonesia's oil palm plantations at 14.3 million hectares, received unfair treatment despite the industry gaining the government's...
Kontan Harian, 7 December 2018 The downstream palm oil industry does not welcome the Finance Ministerial Regulation No. 152/PMK.05/2018 positively as the regulation is deemed unfriendly to domestic downstream program. Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (GIMNI)...
Kompas, 7 December 2018 Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS) Secretary General Mansuetus Darto on Thursday (6 December) argued the government should leverage the issuance of the new regulation on export levies to fix the management of palm oil fund levy, especially for the...
Bisnis Indonesia, 7 December 2018 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) Trade and Promotion Division Head Master P. Tumanggor appreciated government's decision to include crude palm oil (CPO) as a barter item in every trade mission. However, national palm oil...
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.
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....
“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.
“I think that so much of this industry is already in place and there is no turning back, really. The question is how much more, how further will it go,” Fries said.
Orchids are well known as elegant flowers across the world and is widely prized. There are hundreds of varieties of orchids, including many that only can be found in the wild and are rare. But orchids, especially the wild varieties, are victims of their own...
Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle source of palm oil. In the Malaysian region of Sabah, in the north of the...
Greenpeace’s campaign is a war against palm oil. This is not the way to support a sustainable supply chain.
Supermarket chain Iceland Foods’ anti-palm oil Christmas campaign, which s become viral after it was banned from TV in the United Kingdom for breaching political advertising rules, is a populist strategy that actually misleads consumers by failing to provide some important science-based information, argues the Rome-based For Free Choice Institute.
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.