NASPON aims to get commitments from companies
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced the formation of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON) on December 19, 2017, following the 15th annual Roundtable Meeting in Bali, Indonesia. In an effort to accelerate collaboration within the market, NASPON has made it a mission to educate, build momentum, and assist North American companies in making and delivering on commitments to source sustainable palm oil.
Collaborative resource will loop in stakeholders
The collaborative resource will consist of associations, civil society organizations, consumer goods manufacturers, food-service retailers, retailers, and palm oil traders and producers committed to increasing the use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) and certified sustainable palm kernel oil (CSPKO) in North America, with a goal of making sustainable palm oil the norm, both in this market and across the globe. This new coalition is necessary to bring this market into the global sustainable palm oil discussion with dedicated resources, a focus on challenges unique to North America, and to build a critical mass of demand for sustainable palm oil. Founding members of NASPON include Ahold Delhaize, Albertsons Companies, Barry Callebaut, Blommer Chocolate Company, Conservation International, Control Union, Dunkin’ Brands, Fuji Oils, International Flavors & Fragrances, IOI Loders Croklaan, Kellogg Company, Kraft Heinz, PepsiCo, Rainforest Alliance, and Target.