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Progress report sustainable palm oil in Europe


IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative and MVO (the Dutch Oils and Fats Industry) established the European Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO) project to drive the uptake of more sustainable palm oil in Europe.

The challenge

IDH and MVO want to report annually on the uptake of sustainably produced palm oil in Europe. The reporting allows for monitoring of delivery on targets. The focus is on companies and signatories of the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership.

Our approach

Together with project partners and the various National Palm Oil Initiatives we have developed and designed the 2018 ESPO Progress Report.

The impact

The ESPO progress report ‘Choosing Sustainable Palm Oil’ shows 74% of palm oil imported for food into Europe was RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. This highlights the gap to be filled to achieve 100% sustainable palm oil by 2020.


Take a look at the ESPO progress report!

Want to know more?

Call +31 6 58 76 23 64 or
send Tijmen de Vries an e-mail.