RSPO and IDH Announce Four New Endorsers of Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) Manifesto

Following an in-depth thematic discussion on smallholders inclusion and landscape approaches,  four new endorsers of the SPOD Manifesto have been announced, calling for consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers to strengthen responsible production and consumption of palm oil. Four new organisations have endorsed the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) Manifesto, which was launched during the […]

A Closer Look at the Unseen World – Exploring Wild Asia’s Regenerative Farming Programme

It may look like a harmless pileup of dried leaves on an oil palm frond, but it is actually a destructive force in disguise. The bagworm – a voracious, leaf-eating caterpillar ensconced within tiny leaves and twigs resembling a bag – is the most dominant pest affecting oil palms in Malaysia. A bagworm infestation can […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – RSPO ROUNDTABLE CONFERENCE (RT) EVENT AGENCY

RSPO is calling for Event Agencies to submit proposals for the annual Roundtable Conference (RT). Interested Event Agencies MUST inform RSPO in writing of their expression of interest by Monday, 6 February 2023 and submit their Preliminary Proposal before or on Wednesday, 15 February 2023 to [email protected] and copy (CC) [email protected]   Background The RT […]

Call For Submissions – RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF) 2023

The RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF) 2023 will be open for submissions of initiatives  supporting smallholders starting 1 February 2023 until 28 February 2023. RSPO is encouraging smallholder groups from all countries to apply for this RSSF grant, which will help improve their livelihood, achieve RSPO certification and increase market access support to the global […]

Call for Expression of Interest: Consultancy Services for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA), and Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) Studies

Impact assessment, which is the process of identifying the future outcomes of a current or a planned activity, is an essential step before the execution of any development project to ensure the feasibility and sustainability of the activities. Since the 1980s, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been regarded as a critical decision-making tool by the […]

Aligning Terminology – From “Decent Living Wage” to “Living Wage”

Please be informed that the term “Decent Living Wage” has now been changed to “Living Wage”, as agreed upon by the Decent Living Wage Task Force. This name change has been made to ensure that the RSPO is aligned with the same terminology used by other sustainability standards and to achieve better alignment with global […]

Webinar: The SPOD Manifesto, an engagement tool to achieve greater impact

Launched at the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD) 2022, the Manifesto has so far received 14 endorsements by  companies, NGOs, and collaborative initiatives all agreeing on the need to take action to achieve sustainability in the palm oil value chain. The Manifesto focuses on actions in four areas: physical sourcing, smallholders’ inclusion, landscape approaches, and […]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Annex 6 RSPO Rules for Oleochemicals and Its Derivatives of the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard 2020

We are pleased to announce that Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed as a guidance in the implementation of RSPO Rules for Oleochemicals and its Derivatives of the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS). These questions were received from RSPO members and Certification Bodies (CBs) regarding the applications of Mass Balance rules in their […]

Call for Expression of Interest: Independent Investigation of a Complaint

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Complaints System is a fair, transparent, and impartial process to duly handle and address complaints against RSPO members. In resolving complaints, the Complaints Panel may appoint independent investigators or experts in any relevant field and consider their reports. In supporting the Complaints Panel’s investigation(s), the RSPO Secretariat is […]

19th General Assembly (GA19) of RSPO Members – Summary Report

RSPO is pleased to announce the results of the 19th General Assembly (GA19), which was held in-person and virtually on 1 December 2022, at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The GA19 had a total of 111 participants.  The RSPO Secretariat would like to congratulate all the elected members of the Board of Governors and thank […]

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