RSPO – Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil
Friars Pride is one of the only distributors in the UK that are audited RSPO members.
Working with the Q Partnership, Friars Pride is at the forefront of the drive to support the Palm Oil industry to evolve and achieve its goals moving towards 100% Sustainable Palm Oil.
Through choosing to use FriWite for your business, you can be confident of the supply chain for the palm oil you buy. At Friars Pride, for our FriWite, Q Palm and Q Gold brands are specifically audited for their total supply chain, this give RSPO on pack accreditation.
FriWite - RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
For FriWite we provide information so that you can inform your customers that you are frying in 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil that is helping ensure the protection of the rainforest, the habitats of many species including the orangutans.
Working with RSPO
Importantly, through working with RSPO and choosing the right Palm Oil, like FriWite, you are safe guarding more than nature. RSPO as an organisation works to support children and wider communities all involved in the production of palm oil, giving them access to education, better working conditions and a better future.
Palm Oil is Vital
In 2018 Friars Pride attended an event organised at Parliament, Westminster, London. This event was organised by Chester Zoo and the RSPO. It brought together the conservation experts from Chester Zoo, along side RSPO and others disciplines to start to share information for the case that a move from Palm Oil to other oils would not be the way forward for our world.
Chester Zoo, an organisation has been at the forefront of conservation in the palm producing regions of Malaysia for decades. The experts unanimously confirmed that Palm Oil should continue to be used for food production and frying.
Conservation - a strong and powerful message:
“The solution is not to stop using palm oil. Other crops cannot pick up the short fall. The solution is to use certified sustainable palm oil.”
People & Communities
The story of the plight of the orangutan and the loss of rainforest through deforestation is what we read about and see all over the media and in 2018 over social media. The plight of people, especially forms of forced labour and low or unpaid wages to the communities that support the growth, harvest and production is ignored.
It is only through working with plantations and growers, supporting them and helping them, that sustainable Palm Oil will be achievable. If we all walk away the situation will become worse, both for the environment, wildlife and people. This is why Friars Pride and the Q Partnership has become full members to support this challenge to make 100% Sustainable Palm Oil a reality.