May 2024

20 years of RSPO – welcome home!

After being founded in Switzerland 20 years ago by WWF and Migros, among others, the Swiss Palm Oil Network welcomed a delegation from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) from Malaysia to Switzerland.

Together with representatives of WWF Switzerland and SECO Economic Cooperation and Development, several members of the palm oil network exchanged views on current developments, such as the upcoming EU deforestation directive and its significance for Swiss companies, as well as future improvements to the RSPO standard in the areas of climate protection and biodiversity.

Link >> More information on the history and milestones of the last 20 years

Video >> Watch the video on the 20th anniversary of RSPO.

June 2023

Together, develop measures for the conservation of tropical forests

Ongoing deforestation in Asia, Africa and Latin America is having a negative impact on people’s livelihoods. This accelerates climate change and decreases biodiversity. The Platform for Sustainable Cocoa, the Soy and Palm Oil Network and the Coffee Interest Group decided at the Gurten in Bern on 28 June 2023 to tackle the challenge of deforestation together in the future.

Press release deforestation-free supply chains

June 2022

Landscape Projects in Indonesia 

SECO is launching a call for proposals for landscape projects in 2 to 3 Indonesian districts on the islands of Kalimantan, Sumatra and/or Sulawesi. Organisations and companies of all sectors are invited to submit project proposals by 21 August.

Call for proposals

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