JOURNAL MONITOR VOL.2 NO.7 : SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs) AND SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS FOR GLOBAL VEGETABLE OIL
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In 2015, United Nations (UN) launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a new platform for global development for 2015-2030. The achievement of the SDGs must be carried out by all stakeholders in the global development sectors, both by government and private institutions, at the level of industry/companies or sectors, or in regional, national to global scale. Therefore, SDGs need to be used as the main reference and guideline both in economic activities such as trade and the drafting of quality standards in each field.
SDGs has 17 main goals and can be grouped into three pillars namely: economic, social and environment. The combination of these pillars also presents a global paradigm and new values, this concept are relatively, holistic, global, participatory, and multidimensional. However, many international trade policies and sustainability certification systems established by each country dont reflect this concept, thus inhibiting the achievement of SDGs.
It should be if the trade policies or sustainability certification systems has adopted this concept, there is no vegetable oil that is categorized as sustainable or unsustainable, but the existing term is vegetable oil is more sustainable than others, so that it can encourage all vegetable oils to collaborate to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.