In 2020, acknowledging the need to reform its current system for managing palm oil, the Government of Indonesia ratified new regulations on the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme, widely known as the ‘new ISPO’.
Here we analyse Indonesia’s key policies related to palm oil sustainability and deregulation, including the potential impacts of the newly passed UUCK.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is one of the world’s most well-known certification schemes. Its environmental and social standards are often ranked highly and yet it continues to face criticism, eroding trust in its brand.
Analysis by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian partners Kaoem Telapak reveals Indonesia is not set to fundamentally improve its palm oil standards.