Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
We are proud to announce that, some months ago, Quetzal Química SRL obtained the membership to be part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
What is it about? RSPO certification is well-known worldwide. In addition, the membership symbolizes the first step towards a commitment on sustainable palm oil.
The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). These criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.
What is the impact of palm oil farming on the environment? In some regions, oil palm cultivation has caused – and continues to cause – deforestation. This means that land, which was once predominantly covered by primary forest (forest that has never been touched by man) or which housed protected species and biodiversity, was cleared in order to be converted into palm oil plantations.
Why can't we simply replace palm oil? Although using other vegetable oils seems like a practical solution, it would actually create similar – if not even larger – environmental and social problems. Therefore, the best solution is to ensure you buy products that contain sustainable palm oil.