It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 15th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT15), in Bali, from the 27th to 30th of November 2017.
This is an important year for the RSPO. As we review our Principles and Criteria (P&C), we must do so with different perspectives and possibilities. In previous years we’ve been heavily focused on Asia, but we must now make a more concerted effort to hear the voices of those in Africa, Latin America, and other emerging markets. It is never a simple task to get things done in complex situations, with diverse others. Voices must be heard, ambitions must be balanced; actions must be taken.
It is with this enthusiasm, that we must also ensure that the people who represent the voices of those in emerging markets are held accountable; so that the real collective voice is heard. We must embrace and trust this process, as it enables us to progress with less fear and distraction, and more connection and awareness.
We still have plenty of work to do, but through inclusivity and accountability, we have a better chance of doing it successfully.
With this theme in mind, we very much look forward to welcoming you to Bali.