Volume 17 | DECEMBER 2011

COVER STORY
SUSTAINABILITY: LICENSE TO PRODUCE
The Indonesian palm oil industry is in the process of being transformed into a sustainable operation. However, the country’s green certification system is being challenged.

EXPECTING MARKET TRANSFORMATION
Boasted as the world’s largest sustainable palm oil conference, the RSPO’s annual meeting this year failed to hold a general assembly to vote on resolutions of the members’ further commitments on sustainability.

EXPECTING MORE COMMITMENT TO GREEN PALM OIL
Companies in Australia, Europe and Japan have bought more green palm oil, according
to environmental group WWF.

PRODUCING IN GREEN WAYS
Accusations linking palm oil production with the destruction of forests and orangutan habitats may last forever, but many companies have actually tried to apply green practices as part of their commitment to preserving nature.

COMPANIES
BUNGE MAY EXPAND PALM BUSINESS INTO CHINA NEXT YEAR

PALM OIL OUTLOOK
PAKISTAN’S CPO IMPORTS MAY FALL ON CURRENCY WOES

ENVIRONMENT
A PROPER SLAP IN THE FACE

SUGAR
SWEET TOOTH
Palm oil companies are beginning to diversify into sugar lured by the profit potential.

COFFEE
IMPROVING QUALITY, PRODUCTIVITY
The International Finance Corporation teams up with trader PT Indo Cafco to assist coffee farmers in North Sumatra.


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