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Continuously monitoring the impact of RSPO’s work is essential for the development of our standards. It also helps us assess the ways in which our work contributes to our shared vision of transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil ‘the norm’. In order to achieve this, RSPO is committed to developing, implementing, and improving its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. Our M&E system uses the RSPO’s Theory of Change as a guiding framework, designed to assess progress, performance and impacts of our work, as well as to help inform strategy and drive continuous improvement through learning and adaptive management.

RSPO in Numbers

Data presented below is as of 31 October 2018, unless stated otherwise

Certification figures

Certified area and CSPO volume by country Certified area includes the mill, mature and immature oil palms area, buildings and infrastructures, HCVs and any area within the boundary of the management unit.

Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

3.61 Million Hectares certified
Certified Area
  • 1 - 1,000 ha
  • 1.000 - 5,000 ha
  • 5,000 - 1,000,000 ha
  • 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 ha
  • > 1,500,000 ha

Members with RSPO certifications

Certified Palm Oil Mills

355 Units/Mills


81 Members

Companies with
Supply Chain Certificates

2,607 Companies

Facilities with
Supply Chain Certificates

4,956 Facilities/Mills

Volume of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


million tonnes

19% of global palm oil

Annual certified production volume of CSPO and CSPK (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil production area (ha) Production area includes mature oil palms area only. Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Annual volume of certified Fresh Fruit Bunch (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.
Final figure for 2018 can only be calculated at year-end (31 December)


Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Supply and Sales by Supply Chain Model (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil supply and sales by supply chain model Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

Current year will be based on the figures as of the month the data is collected. Year to year are cumulated throughout the past years.
For information on RSPO supply chain models, please click here.

RSPO Commitment to Smallholders

For more info on smallholders please go to Smallholders page.
Individual Smallholders
Hectares of Smallholders Certified Area

Membership figures

Top 10 RSPO members by countries (out of 92)

1 United States 469
2 Germany 458
3 United Kingdom 439
4 Netherlands 224
5 Italy 204
6 France 170
7 Belgium 148
8 Spain 145
9 Australia 135
10 Malaysia 130

RSPO members by category

91 Members
2,251 Members
1,698 Members
4,040 Members

RSPO members by sector



300 Consumers Good Manufacturers
29 Growers
156 Processors & Traders
7 Retailers
281 Supply Chain Associate


Impact Report 2018

November 2018

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Impact Update 2017

November 2017

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RSPO Impacts report

Impact Report 2016

November 2016

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RSPO Theory Of Change Narrative

December 2017

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