RSPO for Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil is an important commodity and a versatile raw material for both food and non-food industries. Driven by global demands, the past few decades have seen rapid expansion of palm oil production and cultivation leading to degradation of land, water and ecological impact. This leads to the formation of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) initiative.

What is RSPO?

RSPO was formed in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and usage of sustainable palm oil products through credible international standards. Although the standard was initially developed by RSPO; BSI in Singapore and Malaysia was amongst the few that has been granted approval and given the authority to audit and certify a palm oil related organisation.

There has been much criticism surrounding the usage of Palm Oil in the industry. By implementing the RSPO framework, you are committing your organisation to work closely with other like-minded suppliers in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of palm oil plantation and production.

What are the benefits?

  • Strengthen your reputation and demonstrate ethical trading practices
  • Manage palm oil plantations and production with a common framework
  • Reassure customers that your palm oil is sourced sustainable
  • Demonstrate compliance with laws and industry regulations
  • Open up new markets and increase business prospects 

Make the most of your certification

As a BSI client you can access a number of resources designed to help you get the most out of your certification. You’ll get regular updates on the latest developments in standards and management systems as well as our training courses and events. The support you receive from your client manager will continue alongside business reviews to help your organization maintain its competitive edge and to continually improve.