RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS)

The RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (RSPO SCCS) is a series of auditable requirements used by organizations in the palm oil supply chain to demonstrate systems for control of RSPO-certified palm oil products. This standard provides supply chain integrity back to the palm oil producers by preventing the overselling and mixing of palm oil with conventional (or non-sustainable) oil palm products.

To ensure the credibility of this sustainability claim, all organizations that take legal ownership and physically handle RSPO-certified sustainable oil palm products need RSPO supply chain certification. This includes oil palm mills and refineries, through to manufacture of ingredients, intermediate and end products. There is no need for certification after the end product manufacturer.

There are three RSPO approved supply chain models that may be applied to your business, with different requirements for each model. These models include:

  • Identity assured that applies to RSPO certified oil palm product delivered to the end user is uniquely identifiable to a single RSPO certified mill and its certified supply base.
  • Segregated that applies to RSPO certified oil palm products delivered to the end user only from RSPO certified sources.
  • Mass balance that allows certified claims to be transferred from one oil palm product to another either through physical blending or administratively under strictly controlled circumstances. This is the most common supply model used.

Manufacturers with outsourced storage or transport arrangements will also need to include these operations and processes in their RSPO supply chain management system to ensure that the integrity of the supply chain is maintained for each step of each process through to the end product manufacturer.