On 15 March 2020 TUCO became an Associate member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil).

This is the first step for TUCO on our journey to RSPO group certification. Becoming a group member demonstrates our commitment to Sustainable Procurement and more broadly supporting social development and environmental protection. We will continue to collaborate with the RSPO and UK Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil.

About RSPO

RSPO are a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.

The RSPO has more than 4,000 members worldwide who represent all links along the palm oil supply chain. They have committed to produce, source and/or use sustainable palm oil certified by the RSPO.

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