The RSPO Secretariat would like to thank all its members for their submissions for the Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) 2021 reporting cycle, and is pleased to report that the ACOP 2021 reporting cycle has recorded the highest-ever ACOP submission rate at 89% of mandatory submissions. This rate is higher than the previous peak of 83.5% recorded for the ACOP 2019 reporting cycle. Including late submissions, the ACOP 2021 submission rate is 94.1%, higher than the 93.4% recorded in the ACOP 2020 reporting cycle.
The ACOP report is an annual self-reporting document submitted by members of RSPO, which is mandatory for Ordinary and Affiliate Members that have completed a full year of membership, to gauge a member’s progress towards achieving the production and consumption of 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil and palm products. ACOP data is used by RSPO to gauge individual member commitments towards achieving RSPO goals, and on an aggregate basis to report and narrate on the market for certified sustainable palm oil and palm products, and supply/demand trends in the wider industry.
Analysis from the ACOP 2021 reporting cycle will be published in the upcoming RSPO Impact Report 2021, and will be used to measure a member’s progress in Shared Responsibility.
Individual ACOP 2021 reports for members have been updated and are available through the public member profiles. The ACOP page on the RSPO website has been updated with ACOP 2021 sectoral reports and data files. The ACOP Report Card Generators will be updated at a later date.