Wild Asia has been supporting RSPO, a benchmark in sustainable agriculture in oil palm, since its inception in 2004. Our Director, Reza Azmi, is an individual member of RSPO and has been involved in some of the earliest trials in implementing RSPO. Our team since then has built up a deeper understanding of the industry, its challenges and ways forward, to meet the higher standards set by RSPO.
Wild Asia now has gained a global experience base in oil palm and has worked on projects across Asia (primarily in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands) and Africa (Ghana and Cameroon).
We've established a solid understanding of issues, international standards and practices relating to RSPO, working on all levels from the Board to managers and workers; to advise them on what needs to be done and how they can improve. It is this experience, from advisory to training, that sets us apart.
Our experience has helped us work with banks, investors and buyers of palm oil in their quest to support sustainable palm oil. We find this work with buyers meaningful as it is a step towards building the critical mass to push for sustainable production on the ground.
What is RSPO?
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the objective of "promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders". In other words, it is a multi-stakeholder forum where its members agree to produce sustainable palm oil based on certain principles. As of 2011, RSPO has over 500 members and accounts for some 4 million tonnes of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in the world.
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