New Scores Updated on RSPO Shared Responsibility Scorecard

The RSPO Secretariat is pleased to update the Shared Responsibility (SR) Scorecard, which displays RSPO Ordinary non-grower members’ overall SR performance based on their reported commitments. The SR performance score of members is an indication of where they are in their sustainability journey as defined by the SR framework. RSPO Members are scored on the […]

Uptake Targets for Shared Responsibility – Year Four (2023)

All RSPO Members share the responsibility of cultivating sustainability for people and the planet. The RSPO Theory of Change (ToC) is underpinned by the concept of Shared Responsibility and accountability for greater progress towards sustainability.   The RSPO Shared Responsibility Requirements and Implementation document was endorsed by the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) on 31 October […]

Call for Proposal: Initial Study on De-Linking Business Relations Between RSPO-Accredited Certification Bodies and Auditees

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is inviting experienced and independent consultants to submit proposals for an Initial Study on De-Linking Business Relations Between RSPO-Accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) and Auditees. The primary objectives of this study are to: Review the practicality of commercial relation agreements or financial linkages between CBs and auditees. Explore options […]

RSPO Membership for Jurisdictional Approach

Since early 2016, the RSPO has embarked on a journey to upscale its impact and approach onto a Jurisdictional level. This approach, referred to as the Jurisdictional Approach to Certification (JA), will allow the RSPO Standards to be applied at the jurisdictional level facilitated through an established Jurisdictional Entity. The journey of developing the RSPO […]


The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will hold its 20th General Assembly (GA20) on: Date:   Wednesday, 22 November 2023 Time:   7:30 PM (GMT+7) Venue: Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia In accordance with Article 9 of the RSPO Statutes 2020, RSPO Members are now invited to submit the following: NOMINATIONS (INCLUDING SELF-NOMINATIONS) FOR […]

Update: Complaints and Appeals Procedures 2017 and Grievance System review

The RSPO Complaints System is a fair, transparent and impartial process to duly handle and address complaints against RSPO Members regarding allegations of breaches of any of the provisions within the RSPO Key Documents. It is not intended as a replacement for legal requirements and mechanisms in force and is regulated by the Complaints and […]

New Planting Procedure 2021 Verification: Checklist for Auditors

We are pleased to introduce the “New Planting Procedure 2021 Verification: Checklist for Auditors,” which was endorsed by the Assurance Standing Committee (ASC) on 14 July 2023. This checklist has been developed to assist Certification Bodies (CBs), specifically Lead Auditors, in conducting verification activities in accordance with the New Planting Procedure (NPP) 2021. It serves […]

Advancing confidence in RSPO Certification – Highlights from the CB Interpretation Forum in Bogota and Assurance Forum in Miami

Credit: Integrity Unit, RSPO In May 2023, the Integrity Unit took part in the RSPO CB Interpretation Forum in Bogota, Colombia and conducted the 7th RSPO Assurance Forum in conjunction with the RSPO Inter-American Conference in Miami, USA. With a shared purpose of fostering dialogue and collaboration, these activities brought together industry stakeholders from the […]

Final list of ACOP 2022 Non Submitters

Following the completion of the Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP) 2022 in June 2023, the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) would like to note that the following Ordinary and Affiliate members did not submit their mandatory ACOP 2022 report. Submission of ACOP reports is mandatory for all Ordinary and Affiliate members who have completed […]

Save the date: China Sustainable Palm Oil Forum 2023 (the 7th RSPO China Forum)

Date: 26 July, 2023 Venue: Crowne Plaza Kunming Ancient Dian Town, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China We are delighted to announce that the China Sustainable Palm Oil Forum 2023 (the 7th RSPO China Forum) will be held on July 26 at the Crowne Plaza Kunming Ancient Dian Town, Kunming, China. The forum will be jointly organized […]

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