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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 August 2018, unless stated otherwise


Certified area and CSPO volume by country Certified area includes the mill, mature and immature oil palms area, buildings and infrastructures, HCVs and any area within the boundary of the management unit.

Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

4.04 Million Hectares certified
Certified Area
  • 1 - 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

365 Units/Mills


79 Members

Companies with
Supply Chain Certificates

2,069 Companies data as of 31 August 2018

Facilities with
Supply Chain Certificates

4,781 Facilities/Mills data as of 31 August 2018

Volume of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


million tonnes

19% of global palm oil

Annual certified production volume of CSPO and CSPK (mt) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil production area (ha) Production area includes mature oil palms area only. Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Annual volume of certified Fresh Fruit Bunch (mt) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.
Final figure for 2018 can only be calculated at year-end (31 December)



Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Supply and Sales by Supply Chain Model (mt) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.
For 2017, the CSPK sold as Book and Claim is converted from the sales of CSPKO Book and Claim


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil supply and sales by supply chain model Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

Current year will be based on the figures as of the month the data is collected. Year to year are cumulated throughout the past years.
For information on RSPO supply chain models, please click here.



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 11 October 2018 at 03:30 hours (GMT+8)

Top 10 RSPO members by countries (out of 92)

1 United States 467
2 Germany 459
3 United Kingdom 438
4 Netherlands 225
5 Italy 203
6 France 169
7 Belgium 148
8 Spain 143
9 Malaysia 136
10 Australia 135

RSPO members by category

91 Members
2244 Members
1689 Members
4,024 Members

RSPO members by sector


Trademark Licenses

Trademark licenses data is as of 31 Aug 2018

283 Consumers Good Manufacturers
27 Growers
146 Processors & Traders
7 Retailers
270 Supply Chain Associate


​Latest Impact Report 2017

Updated November 2017


Impact Report 2016

Our report from 2016


RSPO Theory Of Change Narrative

December 2017