RSPO Launches New Guidelines to Strengthen Child Rights in Palm Oil Production

Three guidelines on protecting children in palm oil production developed by The Centre and Proforest (with participation from stakeholders during consultations) for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have been officially launched. The three available guidelines target palm oil producers, small holders and group managers and downstream supply chain actors. A fourth guidelines also commissioned by RSPO and developed by the Centre focuses on auditors and certification bodies, and is due to be released soon. 

These documents aim to help RSPO members and stakeholders identify and address the seven impact areas outlined by a 2016 UNICEF study conducted in Malaysia and Indonesia, and enhance the knowledge and capacity of members to foster engagement and collaboration with workers and surrounding communities, to mitigate the potential negative impacts on children in palm oil.

Please visit RSPO’s website here for more information and to access the guidelines.

Published on   04/02/2021
Recent News Recent News

Leave a message

By clicking submit, you agree to The Centre’s Privacy Policy, and Terms of Use.

Join our mailing list to receive our quarterly newsletter and other major updates.
©2024 The Centre for Child Rights and Business Privacy Policy Terms of use

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a great experience and to help our website run effectively.