Rspo Trademark Licensed In 13 Countries In One Year

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June 2012 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the multi-stakeholder initiative that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil, introduced its Trademark to the market a year ago. To date, 61 RSPO Trademark licenses across 13 countries have been issued.

RSPO certification at the plantation level and the Trademark on the end product completes the loop from upstream to downstream within the supply chain and will reflect that sustainable oil palm cultivation does not contribute to the sustained destruction of valuable tropical forests or damage the interests of people in the regions where the palms are grown. Producers of household products such as margarine, cookies, chocolate, soap and cosmetics are able to clearly show their commitment to sustainable palm oil through the use of this Trademark.

Palm oil is gaining increasing importance in the global economy because of its high yield and versatile application in a range of products from food to personal care to biofuels. RSPO members are conscious that growing global demand creates risks for the protection of natural habitats and local communities in producing countries. For this reason they are actively engaged in increasing the sustainability of palm oil production worldwide. The RSPO Trademark brings greater visibility to the efforts of the RSPO supply chain members in consumer markets.

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