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.