"The RSPO has established 8 fundamental principles and 39 criteria regarding the production of sustainable palm oil. A key criterion is that new plantations are not to replace primary forest areas, or areas required to maintain or enhance one or more High Conservation Values. The other criteria deal with respecting the rights of local inhabitants and employees and conserving the habitats of endangered animal species. Moreover, an RSPO working group has been set up that is considering the questions like how the issues of the emission of greenhouse gases and the climate should be approached within RSPO."
For further information, see www.rspo.org and www.rspo.eu.
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