RSPO Hotspot Hub

The RSPO Hotspot Hub is designed to bring greater transparency and accountability to address the issues of forest fire, open fire and the use of fire for pest control. This is in line with indicators 7.1.3, 7.3.3 and 7.11.2 of the RSPO Principles & Criteria 2018 and criteria 4.4 and 4.6 of the RSPO Independent Smallholder (ISH) Standard 2019.

This interactive digital platform provides information on verified hotspots and potential fires within RSPO certified and non-certified concessions, and highlights the actions carried out by members to remedy the situation.

The Hotspot Hub features incident reports collected from the RSPO Firewatch System – a daily hotspot monitoring programme, detailing the actions taken on the ground by RSPO members to investigate and extinguish fires.



  • The RSPO Hotspot Hub shows hotspot data gathered from the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) platform published by NASA, which has been filtered to avoid false alarms.
  • A hotspot is an indicator of a potential fire at a particular site on the ground.
  • A persistent fire is defined as the presence of fire in four consecutive days within a particular concession area, affecting more than 50 hectares of land.
  • The accuracy of a hotspot point is within 1 km radius.
  • Other land use types refers to built-up area, swamp forest, residential area, other agriculture or shrubs.
  • The hotspot data will take around five to ten seconds to load due to the high amount of data.