February 5, 2019

ESPO publishes new European Palm Oil report

PROGRESS REPORT 'CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL’

The current report shows that 99 per cent of palm oil entering Europe is now traceable to oil mill level. Over 84 per cent of all palm oil is covered by company sustainability policies that focus on ‘No Deforestation, No Peatland and No Exploitation’. And, 74% of palm oil imported for food into Europe was RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

In 2015 IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) and MVO (The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry) established the European Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO)  — unifying supply chain actors across Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom and working with governments and trade bodies to develop specific action plans to achieve 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil in Europe by 2020.

The full report can be viewed and downloaded here.

 

Last modified: February 5, 2019