Millions of people work on oil palm plantations in Asia, Latin-America, and Africa. These people are an indispensable workforce for the sector, but their fundamental labour rights are not always respected. In this webinar we will update you on the latest state of play on labour: what is happening on the ground? What is the impact of RSPO certification on labour circumstances? What is the role of labour unions? What does the EU Commission’s move to ban products made with forced labour on the EU market mean for the palm oil sector? What about living wage?
Ruben Brunsveld (RSPO) - Regulatory Context Labour and Palm Oil in Europe.
Maurice van Beers (CNV Internationaal) - What’s happening in Palm Oil Industry: The perspective of CNV.
Lanash Thanda (BC Initiative) - Impact of RSPO certification on labour circumstances on the ground
Renaka Ramachandran (Sime Darby) - Implementation on the ground - how is Sime Darby working to improve labour conditions?
Moderated by Marieke Leegwater (Solidaridad). Hosted by SPOC, CNV Internationaal and IDH.