Palmoil Network Switzerland
The Palm Oil Network brings together important stakeholders in the food supply chain and pools their resources. By speaking with a single voice and implementing joint projects, the Network intends to bring about improvements in the production of palm oil. The Palm Oil Network aims to continue developing the RSPO standard and improve the implementation of RSPO directives in the supply chain.
Achievement so far
Through the importers Florin and Nutriswiss the members are already sourcing 100% of their palm oil from RSPO-certified and segregated sources. 94% is traceable back to the mill, 60% to the plantations / smallholders.
Standards such as RSPO lay down minimum requirements for sustainable palm oil production. They include
- No clearing of high conservation value forests to make space for new plantations
- Environmentally friendly production
- Respect for the rights of local populations
- Respect for the rights of workers
Certification systems are part of the solution. However, they cannot solve the problems of the palm oil sector alone. That is why the members of the Palm Oil Network go further by implementing additional criteria and projects on the ground.