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RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

By Rod Addy+

13-Jun-2014
Last updated on 13-Jun-2014 at 17:40 GMT2014-06-13T17:40:52Z

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

In this video for FoodManufacture.co.uk Cargill’s sustainability manager Caroline Sikking said she hoped a letter the firm sent to the RPSO in April would drive change from within and improve its standards.

“The demand from certain non-governmental organisations and customer groups are moving beyond or to different standards and some of these are not yet covered by the RSPO,” she claimed.

Change from within

“For example the pledge for zero deforestation I think is one of the key areas that needs to be addressed and hopefully we are able to draft a change from within the RSPO.”

Watch this video to find out what Sikking said were the next steps to take to encourage broader standards from the RSPO.

She also revealed how Cargill is implementing sustainable palm oil production in its plants and refineries worldwide.

Meanwhile, view our photogallery of the top quotes from last week’s European RSPO in London.

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