Our impact

Protecting people prosperity, and the planet

Impact Update 2023

The RSPO Impact Update 2023 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 is a global partnership to make palm oil sustainable.

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.

Since RSPO’s formation, our impact has been significant. From seed to shelf, our certified practices span the entire palm oil value chain. With a growing global presence and strong support from our members, RSPO continues to grow, expanding our global reach and ability to drive positive impacts. Join us on this transformative journey towards a more sustainable future for palm oil and beyond.

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 join the global partnership to make palm oil sustainable.

As an individual

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

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As a smallholder

Discover how using sustainable farming practices through RSPO Certification can increase your yield and more.

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As an organisation

Reduce negative social and environmental impacts through producing and sourcing certified sustainable palm oil.

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As a member

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