Minister Hartarto draws special attention to economic recovery trends

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto stated that Indonesia’s economy had recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some indicators having shown a positive trend. “We observed that the consumer confidence index had reached 96.5 in December. We are optimistic of it reaching 100 points,” Hartarto remarked here on…

German confectionery industry continues to support sustainable palm oil sourcing

The German confectionery industry has reaffirmed its position of supporting ethically monitored production methods across the value chain, including palm oil processing – which is now reportedly 94% certified from sustainable sources, writes Neill Barston. According to the figures from the country’s Federal Association of confectionery (BDSI), studies from Meo Carbon Solutions have shown that…

Palm Oil producers say anti-palm oil campaigns hinder sustainability shift

Indonesia and Malaysia, which together account for 85% of global output, in particular have come under fire for clearing biodiversity-rich rainforests and allegations of forced labour. Top palm oil producers said on Thursday that the industry is making strides towards transparency and sustainability across its supply chain despite campaigns against use of the oil. Campaigners…