A study titled 'The Correlation between Economic and Financial Viability with Sustainability for Palm Oil Plantations' was recently published by the RSPO. The study authored by Dr. Steffen Preusser, Consultant for Sustainable Biofuels, indicated that the relationship between the average CPO production corresponding against RSPO-certified plantation is indeed unique, proving that RSPO certified sites are indeed more profitable than non-certified plantations
The study was conducted in 2015, with data collected from 34 palm oil growers using a combination of annual reports, questionnaires and face-to-face interviews. The surveyed group consisted of both RSPO members and non-members from Indonesia and Malaysia.
The detailed report can be downloaded from below.