Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil Certificate Gaining Recognition in EuropeThursday, November 15, 2018
The Antara news reported the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate began to gain recognition among palm oil users in Europe according to the head of the ISPO secretariat Azis Hidayat. “Europe Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO) begin to recognize ISPO as valid certificate for sustainable palm oil business”, Azis said recently at the 14th Indonesian Palm Oil Conference (IPOC) & 2019 Outlook in Nusa Dua, Bali.
He said in the progress report of ESPO, ISPO certificate already covered around 2.1 million hectares of oil palm plantations in Indonesia in 2017. Meanwhile, RSPO (Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil) covered 2.51 million hectares and MSPO (Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil) 518,793 hectares. Though the figures are quite large, it is still relatively small compared to the 14 million hectares of oil palm plantation in the country.