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Why Does the European Commission Care About Palm Oil Yield Curves?

Last month, the European Commission together with Guidehouse Consultancy launched a call for data about palm oil yield curves as it is attempting to establish what it refers to as a ‘dynamic yield baseline’ for oil palm plantations. The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has presented a detailed submission to the EU, outlining the data

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Indonesian Standards Measure Up to EU’s Forced Labour Guidance

The European Commission has published a new Guidance Document, aimed “to address the risk of forced labour” in EU businesses’ supply chains. The document, promoted by the Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade) and the External Action Service (EEAS), gives a clear indication of how the EU will approach labour rights issue in its forthcoming Due Diligence

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Indonesian Palm: Ensuring Labour Sustainability

The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) jointly held a recent event focusing on compliance with Indonesia’s labour laws. It included perspectives from both the government inspection side, and from the private sector.  This event is part of a long-term collaboration between Indonesian institutions, and the ILO – as well as

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ICYMI: Indonesia Makes Gains on Labour Rights

The Indonesian government and palm oil community are working constantly to improve social welfare and labour conditions for the country’s palm oil workers. Indonesia works closely with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other trading partners improve practices, compliance and enforcement. Last week, Fadhil Hasan, Senior Economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and

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New Website Brings Latest Information on ISPO

Today, Indonesia Palm Oil Facts launches a new webpage focused on Indonesia’s national certification standard, ISPO (Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil). At the heart of this is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The UN SDGs are the core objectives designed and agreed by the global community, targeted at perhaps humanity’s most-important moral quest:

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ICYMI: Road to Changes from Bali to Glasgow

The Indonesian government and the Indonesian palm oil community are now, finally, receiving deserved credit for the progress made in environmental protection and sustainability guarantees that have been implemented over the past several years. This week, in the The Jakarta Post, Musdalifah Machmud, Undersecretary to the Coordinating Economic Minister for Food and Agribusiness, and Fadhil

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