Palm Oil briefings and Annual Progress Reports

Efeca has published many palm oil briefings and Annual Progress Reports for Industry over the years.  These can be found below:

Sustainable Palm Oil Annual Progress Reports

Since 2016, the annual progress reports have been published as part of the UK Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative, including the industry-led UK Roundtable on Sourcing Palm Oil under the Partnerships for Forests programme.

2018: Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil’s Annual Progress Report (published in 2019)

2017: UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil Annual Progress Report (published in 2018)

2016: UK roundtable Annual Progress Report on sustainable palm oil (published in 2017)

From 2012 to 2015, the annual reviews were undertaken as part of the Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) service, funded by DEFRA.

2015: UK consumption of sustainable palm oil: annual review for 2015 (final annual review)

2014: UK consumption of sustainable palm oil: annual review for 2014 (third annual review)

2013: UK consumption of sustainable palm oil: annual review for 2013 (second annual review)

2012: UK consumption of sustainable palm oil: annual review for 2012 (first annual review)

Palm Oil Briefing Notes

As part of our palm oil programme of support to industry, funded by the UK government’s Partnerships for Forests programme, Efeca wrote a series of briefing notes exploring the use of palm oil and certified sustainable palm oil in various industries.

Briefing note #1 Briefing note Foodservice  (published March 2018)

Briefing note # 2 Briefing note on palm and palm kernel oil use in the oleochemical sector (published August 2018)

Briefing note #3 Briefing note on the impacts of the changes to the Renewable Energy Directive on palm oil biofuels (published December 2019)

Briefing note #4 Briefing note on lesser known tropical oils (published December 2019)

Briefing note #5 Part 1 Briefing note on RSPO palm oil certification scheme (published March 2020)

Briefing note #5 Part 2 Briefing note on ISPO palm oil certification scheme (published March 2020)

Briefing note #5 Part 3 Briefing note on MSPO palm oil certification scheme (published March 2020)

Briefing note #5 Part 4 Briefing note on No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation policies (published March 2020)

Briefing note #5 Part 5 Briefing note on ISCC scheme (published March 2020)

Briefing note #6 Briefing note on smallholders in Thailand (published March 2020)

Comparison of Palm Oil standards

2015: Comparison of Palm Oil Standards – A comparison of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Standard, Malaysian Palm Oil Standard, and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Standard in March, as part of our work for the Central Point of Expertise on Timber helping organisations to source sustainable palm oil.

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