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Our investigation reveals that some palm oil--the most widely used vegetable oil in the world--is produced with slave labor. Palm oil is in all the products above, and many more.

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Palm Oil Industry's Response

to Alleged Human Rights Abuses and other Criticisms


The Push for Sustainable Palm Oil



Each year the RSPO asks its members to submit their time bound plans (TBP) for achieving 100% certified sustainable palm oil in their supply chains, production, and sales.
The table below shows time bound plans for RSPO member Retailers reported as of July 2013. 

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Delegates (above) are pictured at the eighth annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT8) held in Jakarta in November 2010. The Roundtable gathering each year is the world's largest meeting about sustainable palm oil production where stakeholders from government, private sector, and human rights and environmental organizations get together to discuss how to tackle the challenges of producing sustainable palm oil.


Green Prospect Asia dedicated its September 2011 monthly magazine to the business of palm oil. 




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Annual Communications of Progress retrieved from RSPO on June 21, 2013.

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RSPO member retailers' reported schedules for converting to CSPO
Links to other sections
1. Labor on
Palm Oil Plantations
2. From Palm Fruit
to Product
3. Rights Abuses
& Other Controversies


4. Palm Oil Industry Response

RSPO Members'CSPO Commitments:

   1 | Growers

   2 | Processors & Traders

   3 | Consumer Goods    


   4 | Retailers <

   5 | Banks & Investors

4. Palm oil industry's response
    4 | Retailers' reported timetables for converting to CSPO
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