The inaugural review of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) principles and criteria for sustainable palm oil will be a highlight of the 10th annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10) to be held in Singapore from Oct 30 to Nov 1.
RSPO said in a statement that the results of the review would be announced at the meeting, five years after the inception of the principles and criteria. The annual event is the world’s largest sustainable palm oil conference and a leading industry event for palm oil stakeholders worldwide.
In line with the industry landscape and trends, a key focus of this year’s roundtable meeting will be to deliberate on how sustainability best practices and schemes are comprehensive and viable business models for the future of the palm oil industry.
Topics to be tabled at the keynote address, preparatory clusters and plenary sessions at RT10 are expected to generate fruitful dialogue and insights on key issues within the industry.
The keynote speaker of RT10 will be Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Last year’s edition of the roundtable meeting in Sabah attracted a record high of over 1,000 delegates from 34 countries.