RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)
Consumers have no way to verify that products are responsibly produced. To help answer growing global concern that products are produced without undue harm to the environment or society, RSPO Certification is a seal of approval that the palm oil used in the product is sustainable and traceable through certification of each facility along the supply chain that processes or uses the oil. Producers undergo a strict verification process by accredited certifying agencies.
C-TPAT: Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
Safeguarding the world’s vibrant trade industry from terrorists, is in everyone’s interest. The partnership develops and adopts measures that add security without damaging trade—a difficult balancing act.
As a C-TPAT partner, our role is to ensure that security measures consistent with C-TPAT security criteria are maintained, documented and verifiable throughout our international supply chains. We must also have a documented and verifiable process for the selection of business partners to ensure that they develop security procedures consistent with C-TPAT security criteria. These assessments also identify and institute enhancements and updates to our supply chain program.
The American Oil Chemists’ Society advances the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials—enriching the lives of people everywhere. As an international professional organization, AOCS provides current and emerging information and disseminates research results in oils, fats, lipids, proteins, surfactants and related materials, through our meetings, publications, and web presence; develops and upholds methods of analysis used in global trade and research, conducts proficiency testing, provides reference materials, and coordinates with other standards developers, including ISO and Codex Alimentarius. AOCS also facilitates and strengthens interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups and other networking opportunities, and collaborates with other scientific societies and related organizations to promote the advancement of science
The American Fats and Oils Association is a non-profit organization with the purpose of fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and proteins. The AFOA promotes uniformity and certainty in the standards, customs and usage of such products in the trade.
National Renderers Association
The National Renderers Association (NRA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry. The NRA represent members’ interests to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promote the greater use of animal by-products and foster opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.