Meet retailers' time-bound plans for certified sustainable palm oil production with RSPO supply chain certification.

Palm oil sustainability

Palm oil production has increased rapidly in recent years, along with concern over the sustainability of its cultivation and the impacts on local populations and eco-systems.

As the need to prove the sustainability of palm oil becomes more important, manufacturers and retailers want to ensure that the claims they make on their products will stand up to scrutiny adhering to the RSPO principles and criteria. RSPO sustainable palm oil certification offers this assurance.

RSPO sustainable palm oil certification

Supply chain certification is the unbroken path which products take from source to consumer, including all stages of refining, manufacture, processing, transportation and distribution. As such it ensures that your product comes from where you say it comes from.

RSPO certification ensures that your supply chain is secure and traceable and provides credible evidence of your product’s sustainability.

RSPO supply chain models

There are three supply chain models that can be used within the RSPO system:

  • Identity preserved – traceable back to the originating palm oil mill and its supply base
  • Segregation – physical isolation from non-certified palm oil sources and allows mixing with other certified palm oil
  • Mass Balance – allows mixing of certified and non-certified palm oil in a controlled environment, ensuring that the volume of certified palm outputs never exceed the certified inputs.

Who needs RSPO certification?

Certification is applicable to all food and non-food products that use palm oil and palm oil derivatives. It provides evidence that the product originates from well-managed, certified sources and verifies that they are not mixed with products from non-certified sources, at any point in the supply chain, except under strict management controls within the Mass Balance system.

The benefits of RSPO sustainable palm oil certification

 RSPO certification will bring significant benefits to your organisation. It will:

  • Demonstrate your commitment to environmental practices
  • Meet the expectations of major manufacturers and retailers, many of whom have time-bound commitments to the use of sustainable palm oil in their products
  • Helps your organization gain access to new markets.