The Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil currently has 51 members, including companies, non-governmental organisations, associations, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The aim of FONAP e.V. is to promote sustainable agricultural supply chains with a focus on palm oil. Since its foundation in 2015, FONAP has been committed to more sustainable oil palm cultivation in the countries of origin. The members of FONAP have publicly committed to using only sustainably produced palm and palm kernel oil in their products. They also undertake to ensure the traceability of the palm oil they use and to comply with certain add-on criteria that are not yet covered by the certification systems.

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IDH puts people, planet, and progress at the heart of trade by leveraging the power of markets to create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all. To catalyze change at scale, IDH innovates, convenes, and invests in inclusive and sustainable solutions that enable businesses to create value for people and planet. To create the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time, IDH focuses on empowering people within corporations the global financial sector and governments that have the most influence over value chains.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, IDH has around 380 employees globally, operating in 20 landscapes and 12 commodities and sourcing regions with over 1000 public and private partners. In 14 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create better jobs, better incomes, a better environment, and gender equity for all.

IDH’s work is made possible because of the funding and trust of a variety of public and private donors, among which the Governments of Netherlands, and Switzerland and private foundations.

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a sustainability organisation that unites stakeholders in the palm oil industry to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil. Members come from seven sectors: oil palm growers, palm oil producers and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors and environmental and social development NGOs.

Members of the RSPO are committed to developing and implementing the industry’s most comprehensive standards for sustainable palm oil. Members are also committed to a Shared Responsibility to help achieve RSPO’s vision ‘to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm’. In doing this, members commit to driving uptake targets year on year.

Europe is the leading market for sustainable palm oil and represents the largest region of RSPO member countries. Europe is also the third largest global import market for palm oil and home to some of the world’s biggest brands and companies – a huge opportunity to move the global economy to a more sustainable path.

In 2021, 93% of oil used in Food, Feed and Oleochemicals in Europe was certified sustainable palm oil. Yet, there still remains a gap to be filled. Industry demand, supply chain accessibility and increased public awareness can help the European market attain 100% CSPO. Through its standards, certification and infrastructure, RSPO is supporting its members to drive market transformation for palm oil in Europe.

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The Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains (INA) is an open platform of stakeholders from private sector, civil society and politics with the aim of bringing more sustainability into global agricultural supply chains. The focus is on Living Income / Wages and deforestation-free supply chains. INA has a cross-commodity approach. In addition, INA looks at digital solutions and gender aspects for supporting producers and for more transparency in the supply chain and serves as an information platform.

INA works on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is anchored within Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It was launched by the BMZ in autumn 2018.

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