Agenda  |  Inclusivity: from production to consumption

RSPO’s sixth annual European Roundtable takes place on Monday 25 &  Tuesday 26 June 2018 at Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, France.

Monday 25 June 2018

Registration opens for the sixth annual RSPO European Roundtable

A light lunch will be served for attendees to the afternoon workshops

Landscape Approaches: strengthening partnership and collaboration to mitigate risk and ensure long-term sustainability.

Landscape approaches have gained prominence in the search for solutions to reconcile conservation and development tradeoffs. We saw how partnership and collaboration can facilitate the move towards sustainable agricultural production at a landscape scale. Supply chains, markets and finance are integral components of agricultural management, so their role in supporting (or benefiting from) integrated approaches to natural resource use is critical.

This interactive session aims to deliberate ways forward fostering the integrated solutions that maximise value and minimise conflict for multiple stakeholders.


  • Fitrian Ardiansyah – Country Director, Indonesia, IDH

Facilitator: Joost Gorter, New Foresight

Production to Consumption: Mapping the Landscape of Potential Environmental and Human Rights Violations Along the Supply Chain

Workshop aim:

1) Mapping the landscape of potential environmental and human rights violations along the supply chain;

2) Interlinkages with existing RSPO standards, systems and procedures;

3) The role of the Complaints Panel in addressing violations along the supply chain.

This interactive session will use case studies to identify the human rights and environmental risks along the palm oil supply chain and discuss how the RSPO assurance system is able to address the risks and when violations occur.

Facilitator: Bakhtiar Talhah (RSPO COO)

Please join RSPO and Olam for an evening reception of drinks and canapes.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Registration will be open throughout the day for the sixth annual RSPO European Roundtable

The sixth European Roundtable will be opened by the day’s moderator, Eliza Anyangwe.

Welcoming remarks from Datuk Darrel Webber, RSPO CEO.


  • Mr Ludovic Mirao III – WWF Regional Office for Africa, Yaounde Hub 
  • Professor Alain Rival –  CIRAD
  • Ms. Lim Sian Choo – Bumitama Agri Ltd
  • Mr Ahmadou Cisse – Cote D’Ivoire Smallholder Association 
  • Mr Jan Kees Vis – Unilever

Speakers from the RSPO Principles & Criteria Task Force will present the latest draft proposal for a revised P&C and take questions from the audience.


  • Datuk Darrel Webber – RSPO
  • Ms Anne Rosenbarger – World Resources Institute
  • Ms Perpetua George – Wilmar
  • Ms Laure d’Astorg – Alliance for the Preservation of Forests
  • Ms Audrey Lee – Olam
  • Ms Marieke Leegwater – Solidaridad Network

Please choose from one session below: 

1.Everything you didn’t know about oil palm and biodiversity

Presentations from Dr Marc Ancrenaz and Prof Erik Meijaard on the environmental impacts of oil palm, and how it can be made a more sustainable crop.

Moderator: Laure d’Astorg -Alliance for the Preservation of Forests

2. Up-scaling Our Shared Commitment: Resolving environmental and human rights violations along the supply chain

The session aims to deliberate and initiative conversations on ways forward in addressing environmental and human rights risks along the supply chain. 


  • Mr Girish Deshpande – Procter & Gamble
  • Mr Paul Opanga – Forest Stewardship Council
  • Dr Matthias Diemer – WWF Switzerland
  • Ms Anita Ramasastry – UN Working Group on the Issue for Human Rights and Transnational Corporations
  • Mr El’vis Beytullyev – International Labour Office, Geneva

3. The Power of Zoos as Conservationists and Communicators

A panel discussion on how zoos are leveraging communications and technological tools to build awareness of sustainable palm oil at scale and why boycotts aren’t always the answer.


  • Ms Cat Barton – Chester Zoo
  • Mr Doug Cress –  World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
  • Mr Bob Chastain – American Association of Zoos and Acquariums (AZA)
  • Ms Tracey Gazibara –  Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4. Collaborative approaches to drive up market demand for sustainable palm oil         

Sharing successful examples of collaborative supply chain initiatives increasing CSPO uptake in Europe and beyond to reach 2020 targets on CSPO and NPDE.


  • Mr Daniel Salter  – Tesco / Retailers Palm Oil Transparency Coalition 
  • Mr Daniel Denis – South East Asia Alliance on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Ms Elisabeth Hipeau – BNP Paribas
  • Mr Mark Wong – Sime Darby


  • Ms Mina Boahemaa Owusu – Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development, SESDev
  • Mr Jean-Manuel Bluet – Nestlé France
  • Mr Olivier Tichit – PT Tolan Tiga Indonesia (SIPEF Group)
  • Mr Xavier Sticker – French Ambassador for the Environment / Ambassadeur délégué à l’environnement