The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) developed the environmental and social criteria which companies complying with can be certified against to demonstrate their commitment to producing or using sustainable palm oil.
Why Sustainable Palm Oil?
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The roundtable of sustainable palm oil’s mission is to make sustainable palm oil the norm. Palm oil is relatively cheap, versatile and high yield in production so demand is high.
There are national adaptations of the RSPO criteria to take into account different laws such as minimum wage and cultural differences.
Having certification throughout the supply chain demonstrating use of sustainable palm oil allows companies to apply for the palm oil trademark and/or claim the use of certified palm oil which provides evidence to customers of their business’ commitment to their sustainability agenda.