Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production
4 April 2012
Analysis of Incremental Financial Costs and Benefits of RSPO Compliance
The growing demand for palm oil is adding to the already severe pressure on remaining rainforest areas of the world, and is threatening the survival of species such as the orang-utan, the Sumatran tiger, rhino and elephant. Forest loss and the draining of peatlands for palm oil plantations is also contributing to climate change and displacing local people who rely on the forest for food and shelter.
Profitably and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production is a first-time study that comprehensively examines the financial costs and benefits of producing sustainable palm oil under the guidelines set out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The report finds that economic benefits outweigh the financial costs of pursuing sustainable palm oil operations.