APOCS – AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme
The AIC Services Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Credit Scheme is a new initiative for the AIC feed sector and is in response to market requirements from the Government and retailers who wish the UK to be able to demonstrate that palm oil is sourced from a sustainable supply chain. The UK government is committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil by 2020. The aim of this new scheme is to provide the feed sector with RSPO Credits that demonstrate that any palm oil purchased and used in the feed sector has met the sustainability criteria of the RSPO.
The links below are directed to useful background information on the RSPO website.
www.rspocredits.org Information on how Credits work to encourage production of certified sustainable palm oil, including some case studies
https://rspo.org/palmtrace How Palm oil is sold & traceability maintained – how Palm Trace works. Information & video and current market information.
www.rspo.org Main website with information on how palm oil is produced, sustainability issues and the work of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
https://www.rspo.org/about/sustainable-palm-oil Background information and video about the uses of palm oil and how the organisation works
“ RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil Toolkit for Kids!The kit includes an educational booklet about palm oil and sustainability, a palm oil supply chain activity, and a downloadable colouring book featuring wildlife from oil palm producing countries. A useful information resource.”
https://www.rspo.org/certification/how-rspo-certification-works Information on RSPO Certification
https://www.rspo.org/certification/supply-chains RSPO supply chains - information on different types of supply chain for palm oil – Identity Preserved (IP), Segregated (SG), Mass Balance (MB) and the Credit or Book & Claim system that AIC Services APOCS administers for its members.
https://rspo.org/key-documents/certification/rspo-supply-chain-certification Downloadable document - “Everything you need to know about Palm Oil”. A good overview. Note “Book and Claim” is now known as “RSPO Credits”.