Palm oil is the world’s largest vegetable oil. Production and consumption are huge, and still increasing. The palm oil industry has a lot to account for. Sustainability issues include land rights, deforestation, labor conditions and the impact of plantations on biodiversity and neighboring communities. The Round table for Sustainable Palm Oil is the leading organisation driving change in the sector. Its sustainability criteria make a clear distinction between good and bad palm oil. For three years, Hidde was a member of the board, responsible for “Trade & Traceability” matters.