Cargill says all the palm oil products it sells to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO guidelines, developed in 2004 in response to deforestation concerns stemming from palm oil plantations, consider legal, economic, environmental, and social factors. Cargill says it expects to extend the certification to all of its products by 2020. "We hope this commitment will encourage more participation across the supply chain and help RSPO palm oil become the...
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