Our impact

Protecting people prosperity, and the planet

Impact Report 2022

The RSPO 2022 Impact Report charts continued sustainability efforts by the palm oil industry towards mitigating climate change, improving smallholder livelihoods and ending exploitation of workers, among other important themes on positive impacts.

Our impact

RSPO works towards transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm.

To do this, we must be able to demonstrate that sustainable palm oil creates a tangible impact for People, Prosperity and Planet – improving the quality of life of oil palm farmers and their communities, creating a more inclusive and prosperous palm oil industry that embraces sustainability, and enabling us to better conserve, protect and enhance our natural ecosystems and resources.

It is essential for us to continuously monitor the impact of our work. This helps us assess the ways in which our members’ work contributes to our shared vision of transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. It also allows us to report on how far we have come as an organisation since 2004 in positively impacting the industry, and how far we have yet to go.

Mapping our progress

Underpinning this is our Theory of Change (ToC), RSPO’s roadmap to assess the progress, performance, and impact of our work. This informs our strategies and drives continuous improvement through learning and adaptive management. The foundation of this is our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system, which is continuously reviewed, implemented and improved.


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Contact us

If you have questions or comments about RSPO’s impact, please contact our Impacts and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (IMEL) Team.

Get Involved

Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, you can help make sustainable palm oil the norm.

As an individual

Take a stand for sustainable palm oil with your weekly shopping. See how you can influence brands and businesses.

More on individual action

As a smallholder

Discover how RSPO Certification can introduce you to sustainable farming practices to increase your yield and the land and wildlife around your smallholding.

More on smallholder impact

As an organisation

You can make an impact on reducing the negative social and environmental impact of conventional oil palm cultivation through producing and sourcing certified sustainable palm oil.

More on organisation influence