The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
Realistically, a global scenario without palm oil is illogical and detrimental. Simply removing palm oil from the value chain will neither protect or restore rainforests, whereas a concerted action towards a sustainable palm oil industry can make a difference. Palm oil – when grown responsibly and to the best standards – is the highest yielding vegetable oil. So, substitution of palm oil with other oils, such as soybean, rapeseed and sunflower, can require significantly more land to produce the same volume.
Certification, complemented by strong governance, plays an important role in ensuring sustainable palm oil production. For WWF, the acceptable standard for certified SPO is the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified palm oil. In line with the WWF-International Global Network, WWF-Malaysia recognises that RSPO is currently the only credible, independent, international, and multi stakeholder standard and certification scheme with the capacity to continue the supply of CSPO to the global market.
However, Malaysia’s commitment to sustainably produced palm oil is also clear via the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification. WWF-Malaysia views the MSPO certification scheme as a step in the right direction towards the journey for an overarching sustainability standard that will eventually make sustainable palm oil the norm in Malaysia.
*Note: We will be updating this page as we develop and/or update our positions on issues pertaining to palm oil. Stay tuned!