Continuously monitoring the impact of RSPO’s work is essential for the development of our standards. It also helps us assess the ways in which our work contributes to our shared vision of transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil ‘the norm’. In order to achieve this, RSPO is committed to developing, implementing, and improving its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. Our M&E system uses the RSPO’s Theory of Change as a guiding framework, designed to assess progress, performance and impacts of our work, as well as to help inform strategy and drive continuous improvement through learning and adaptive management.


Data presented below is as of 31 March 2018, unless stated otherwise


Certified area and CSPO volume by country*

3.58 Million Hectares certified
Certified Area
  • 0 - 1,000 ha
  • 1.000 - 5,000 ha
  • 5,000 - 1,000,000 ha
  • 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 ha
  • > 1,500,000 ha

Members with RSPO certifications

Certified Palm Oil Mills

335 Units/Mills


78 Members

Companies with
Supply Chain Certificates

1,968 Companies

Facilities with
Supply Chain Certificates

4,641 Facilities/Mills

Volume of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil*


million tonnes

19% of global palm oil

Annual certified production volume of CSPO and CSPK (mt)*


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil production area (ha)*


Annual volume of certified Fresh Fruit Bunch (mt)*
Final figure for 2018 can only be calculated at year-end (31 December)


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil supply and sales by supply chain model*






* Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders

RSPO Commitment to Smallholders

For more info on smallholders please go to Smallholders page.

Number of Certified Scheme and Independent Smallholders
Certified Area of Scheme and Independent Smallholders (hectares)


Membership data is as of 31 March 2018 at 0823 hours (GMT+8)

Top 10 RSPO members by countries (out of 91)

1 Germany 437
2 United Kingdom 428
3 United States 417
4 Netherlands 228
5 Italy 187
6 France 151
7 Belgium 149
8 Malaysia 138
9 Australia 132
10 Spain 130

RSPO members by category

97 Members
2028 Members
1662 Members
3,787 Members

RSPO members by sector


Trademark Licenses

261 Consumers Good Manufacturers
22 Growers
133 Processors & Traders
7 Retailers
244 Supply Chain Associate


​Latest Impact Report 2017

Updated November 2017


Impact Report 2016

Our report from 2016


RSPO Theory Of Change Narrative

December 2017