Hoax 15 : Sustainable palm oil certification slow
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Sustainable palm oil certification slow?
The production growth of CSPO and CSPK-certified sustainable palm oil has been relatively rapid (see figure below). In 2008, the production volume of certified palm oil hovered around 0.7 million ton, but by 2015, it had increased to 15.8 million tons, growth of twentyfold within seven years.
Figure : Production Growth of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil/RSPO, 2016)
The data only reflects the volume of palm oil produced by oil palm plantations with sustainable certification. The majority of the palm oil being produced is still being assessed for certification.
In conclusion, it is not true that the implementation of sustainable oil palm governance has been slow. The accusation that the production of certified sustainable palm oil has not seen growth is also unsubstantiated. On the contrary, the production growth of certified sustainable palm oil has been rapid.