Palm oil is widely used in our daily items such as food and detergent, but also known as one of 4 major deforestation commodities. In order to address this issue and make palm oil production sustainable socially and environmentally, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was established in 2004. The certification by RSPO is gradually spreading in Japanese market. And now a more advanced version called RSPO Next become operational.
RSPO Next requires not only the produce side but also the user side to fulfill the stipulated conditions. This evolution will make the difference between leading companies and laggards more visible.