FONAP – German Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil

The Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil is a multi-stakeholder platform with currently 48 members, including companies, non-governmental organisations, associations and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). All members are committed to use 100 percent sustainable palm oil. Besides boosting significantly the proportion of sustainably produced palm oil, FONAP aims to improve existing standards and certification schemes.

Our commitment on the movement

We are committed to use 100% sustainable palm oil because it is the best way of balancing ecological, social and economic necessities in the palm oil sector.

Together we are stronger!
Andreas Knoell, Secretary General

Our story

Since our founding year, we were able to convince many companies to follow us in our commitment for sustainable palm oil. Our unique surveys show, that all industrial sectors in Germany constantly use more and more sustainable palm oil in their production. This was possible because FONAP is a platform where different stakeholders commonly strive for the same aim.  We also strive for improving existing standards and certification schemes. We work in dialogue with governmental partners in Malaysia and Indonesia. One of our major concerns are the needs of small producers. Our members are very proud of financing the FONAP smallholder project in Perak, Malaysia. Together with the NGOs WWF and Wild Asia the applicability of FONAP add-on criteria are tested with a selected number of small palm oil producers.

Our UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our organisation is most concerned with the following 5 UN SDGs:

  • Goal 1: No Poverty
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 15: Life on Land

Our struggles and future plans

Our biggest struggle in the move to sustainable palm oil was and is to convince industrial sectors like animal feed or chemical industries to use 100 percent sustainable palm oil.

Our next activity / project that will improve the quantity or quality of sustainable palm oil in Europe or will help reach our target of 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe is: getting all sectors (food, animal feed, detergents, cleaning agents and cosmetics as well as other chemicals and pharmaceuticals) to only use sustainable palm oil until the end of 2020.

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