Local communities living near SAFACAM’s palm oil plantations held a press conference to protest against the
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate awarded to Socfin’s daughter company
SAFACAM in Cameroon on 30 December 2020. The communities allege that SAFACAM does not
comply with various social and environmental RSPO principles and criteria. The certificate was
awarded by certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) despite a flawed process, that did not
take important information from relevant stakeholders into account.
The press release is availble here: PRESS STATEMENT -Socfin’s RSPO certification challenged by affected communities in Cameroon