RSPO Certification Grows from Three Countries in 2008 to 21 in 2021, Representing 4.5 Million Hectares of Sustainable Oil Palm Plantations

01 Dec 2022 | RSPO

RSPO 2022 Impact Report charts continued sustainability efforts by the palm oil industry towards mitigating climate change, improving smallholder livelihoods and ending exploitation of workers, among other important themes on positive impacts   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (NewsVoir) Global stakeholders from the palm oil industry gathered for the RSPO Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT2022), the first physical meeting to take place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Centred around the theme, “Scaling up the Sustainable Palm Oil Value Chain Through Collective Action”, RT2022 attracted nearly a thousand participants to discuss solutions to critical labour issues, increasing smallholder inclusion, the value of certification and further advancements to mitigate climate change impacts.  During his inaugural Roundtable speech, new CEO, Joseph D’Cruz, launched the 2022 Impact Report, highlighting RSPO members’ impressive progress across a broad range of sustainability indicators. “Sustainability is a journey, and together with my team and all of our members, RSPO will continue to blaze the trail for the palm sector,” said D’Cruz. “We will demonstrate how palm oil production and use can be an important contributor to net zero commitments; to highlight the role sustainable palm production plays in providing decent, dignified lives and prosperity for millions of rural families across the developing world; and to show how well-managed, regenerative oil palm plantations can be a crucial contributor to species conservation and biodiversity,” added D’Cruz.  The Impact Report revealed several key achievements over the last nearly two decades since RSPO’s foundation, including the increase of global certified area from 125,000 hectares in three countries in 2008 to 4.5 million hectares spread across 21 countries, of which 301,020 hectares have been conserved and protected through RSPO certification...

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DJ Snake teams up with Just Sul, Flying Beast, Funcho, Asim Riaz on India Tour

28 Nov 2022 | DJ Snake

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsVoir) Multi-platinum producer DJ Snake embarked on an expansive India tour produced exclusively by Asia's largest dance music festival Sunburn, trekking across cities such as Ahmedabad, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru.  Billed as one of the “largest arena showcases to be witnessed in India” this year, tens of thousands of fans flocked each of the venues as multi-platinum producer DJ Snake aka William Grigahcine descended upon the stadium to enthrall audiences with an immersive experience.  The French hitmaker played a diverse setlist that comprised of his evergreen radio hits such as Let Me Love You, Middle, Lean On, Turn Down For What, Taki Taki as well as some of his recent crowd bangers such as Nightbird, Magenta Riddim, Selfish Love and many more.  Returning to India after a hiatus of 3 years (he performed at Sunburn Holi and Sunburn Goa in 2019) the dance music diehards were seen regaling to some mind-bending productions and an electrifying DJ set.  The opening acts for his tour were RΛNDΔLL, Lodgerz and Tony Romera while some of the popular homegrown acts were DJ Teri Miko, Ananya Birla, Siana Catherine, Kash Trivedi, Pro Bros, Sound Avatar.  On his recent tour, the multi-platinum artist interacted and integrated with leading content creators of India. In New Delhi he was spotted with Flying Beast aka Gaurav Taneja who planned a surprise birthday celebration for his wife Ritu Rathee Taneja...

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