The journey to certification
The first step to certification is to document your system against the specific requirements of the standard. You will also need to apply for RSPO membership as this is an essential requirement of the certification criteria.
Apply for membership
The RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) is a generic standard applicable to the crude palm oil mill as well as to the supply base producing the fresh fruit bunches (FFB); defining the principle, criteria, indicators and guidance for the production of sustainable palm oil. There is a generic audit checklist reflecting the minimum requirements to comply with RSPO P&C 2013 to ensure that the assessments are consistent and objective driven. There are four sections to this document including:
Section 1 – Template for Records
Section 2 – P&C Checklist
Section 3 – Checklist for Supply Chain Audit of the Mill
Section 4 – Checklist on elements stipulated in the RSPO System Document
The P&C checklist details the principles, with the corresponding criterion, indicator and checklist prompts. Principles include:
Principle 1: Commitment to transparency
Principle 2: Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
Principle 3: Commitment to Long-term Economic and Financial Viability
Principle 4: Use of Appropriate Best Practices by Growers and Millers
Principle 5: Environmental Responsibility and Conservation of Natural Resources and Biodiversity
Principle 6: Responsible Consideration of Employees and of Individuals and Communities Affected by Growers and Millers
Principle 7: Responsible Development of New Plantings
Principle 8: Commitment to Continual Improvement in Key Areas of Activity.
Download the checklist
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