We will introduce
some existing solutions!!

Certificated Sustainable
 Palm Oil (CSPO)

"Wat is Certified Sustainable Palm Oil?"

"In short, it means the palm oil ,
which is recognized as Earth-friendly oil!"

2004, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) teamed up with many stakeholders and established non-profit organization called “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil” (RSPO).
This organization operates under
the cooperation of the people involved from various positions in the palm oil industry:
oil palm producers, traders, the companies manufacturing the products which contain palm oil and so on.

Its purposes are;

①establishing global certification standards

②promoting production and the use of sustainable palm oil


The RSPO has developed a certificate system about sustainable palm oil.
It defines 8 principles and 43 standards, and appeal not to cut down tropical forest newly,
to consider environment and people working at the oil palm plantation.

"Actually, they also warn farmers to improve the working conditions of employees."

"They can grow “secure and safe” palm oils under the management of more people!"

Also, the RSPO label shows the products contain Certificated Sustainable Palm Oil,
so this label gives us the confidence that the palm oil was produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way.


"What a convenient label! Without it, we wouldn’t know which the good palm oil is!"

"Yes! We can judge by ourselves and select the best way not to apply a load to environment or society!"

"Members of the RSPO advise producer of palm oil to consider environment ,
and human rights! Outsider’s eye helps them the management of the palm oil industry."

"It’s also an important point of RSPO’s work! You gradually become sharp. "


↑the product containing CSPO and the label

AS of September 2015, proportion of palm oil globally certified by the RSPO is 20%,
certified production area is about 2.7million hectare,
the number of RSPO members is about 2,600. These show RSPO’s activities are gradually spreading.

Some Japanese companies are members of RSPO and they produce the products using CSPO.

Go to next page and let’s study about “Zero Emission Project”!




"The palm oil industry has another problem; a large amount of waste."

Palm oil is derived from the fruits or seeds of the oil palm tree.
We should cut off unnecessary leaves when we harvest because there are the fruits at the joint of leaves.
Also, 18years Passed since sprouting, the amount of harvest dwindles away so oil palms are usually cut down and transplanted in 25 years.
They’re usually left or burned up. At the oil factories, they remove the fruits from the fruits bunches and they are left as Empty Fruits Bunch (EFB).
There is also the amount of liquid waste.

As we have explained, although there is a lot of waste, they are not used and become the cause of environmental pollution at producing areas.

“Well, Do we have to recycle the part of oil palm we have ever thrown away?"

“That’s right! So in producing countries, they are doing efforts and studies to eliminate or reduce the waste called “Zero Emission.” “


The waste contains a lot of glucose so we can use it for fuel! It’s also good point that can supply a huge amount of biomass regularly.
It helps effective use of the waste as well as leads up to reducing the production of bioethanol made from edible plant such as corns and sugar cane.

“Food isn’t wasted, besides we can get rid of the waste!”

Making livestock feed!

There is a way making nutrient-rich feed through processing leaves which were originally thrown away and mix it with other feeds.
Malaysia imports most of beef and dairy products so increasing the self-sufficiency rate for them is at issue. However, the pasture development will damage environment…

If it spreads well, they can produce enough beef and dairy products people in Malaysian eat using only leaves thrown away of 5%!

Raising livestock in oil palm plantations with by-products of the palm oil industry and turning the excreta into compost, we can make a good cycle.


“Zero Emission has many advantages!!”


There is also an effort close to our lives that using activated charcoals made from the shell for deodorants or facial soap in producing area.

We’ll introduce other efforts on the next page!



Thailand is one of countries that produce palm oil much.
A certain company in Thailand is working on reduction the waste,
from the palm oil industry through making shopping bags using recycled paper made from empty fruit bunch.

"Efforts by large enterprises like this not only lead to improvement of the issue ,
but also have a major influence on other companies, organization, besides society!"

 In Thailand, they make foundation of products display at supermarket and corrugated boxes, and so on out of this technology.


"It’s very practical! I want to adopt way of thinking of recycle for my life!"



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