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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


The RSPO Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) Guide 2022 has been endorsed by the RSPO Standard Standing Committee on 16 November 2022. This revised guide, which supersedes the 2015 version, aims to provide a practical approach to FPIC implementation. FPIC has been a central requirement of the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) since it […]

Shared Responsibility Framework – After three years of implementation, where are we now?

The Shared Responsibility framework has been in effect since October 2019 and consists of 29 requirements covering four thematic areas. The Shared Responsibility (SR) requirements act as a roadmap for RSPO members to lead their sectors’ sustainability transformation through a shared vision, and act as a catalyst for change to make sustainable palm oil the […]

RSPO Labour Auditing Guidance based on the RSPO Principles & Criteria Handbook for Auditors

We are pleased to announce that the RSPO Labour Auditing Guidance based on the RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) was endorsed by the Assurance Standing Committee (ASC) on 22 September 2022. The intent of this document is to improve the auditability of the labour requirements of the RSPO P&C and provide Certification Bodies (CBs) with […]


We are pleased to inform you that registration for the 19th General Assembly (GA19) of RSPO members starts today, 3 November 2022 via this link. We kindly ask all members to please review the full Notice of GA19 and you may also find other important information including the GA Booklet and FAQ at the GA19 website. IMPORTANT DATES: Activity […]

Call for Participation – RSPO Decent Living Wage Gap Analysis Survey

The RSPO Human Rights and Social Standards (HRSS) team is currently conducting a gap analysis survey on Decent Living Wage (DLW). As stipulated in Indicator 6.2.6 of the 2018 RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), a DLW is required to be paid to all workers. The HRSS team would like to encourage all UoCs to participate […]

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