CHAPTER I - Name, seat and purpose

RSPO By-laws

The present by-laws form the basis of RSPO governance together with the statutes.
 

CHAPTER I – Name, seat and purpose

Art. 1. Name
An international association named “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil”, abbreviated “RSPO”, is constituted in Zurich. It is governed by Swiss Law. RSPO is an association without profit purpose to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue with its stakeholders.

Art. 2. Seat, term.
Its registered office is located in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland.

Art. 3. Objective
RSPO is an association created by organisations carrying out their activities in and around the entire supply chain for palm oil to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue with its stakeholders. In particular, the RSPO will work on the following tasks:

  research and development of definitions and criteria for the sustainable production and use of palm oil;
  undertake practical projects designed to facilitate implementation of sustainable best practices;
  development of solutions to practical problems related to the adoption and verification of best practices for plantation establishment and management, procurement, trade and logistics;
  acquisition of financial resources from private and public funds to finance projects under the auspices of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil;
  communication of the Roundtable’s work to all stakeholders and to a broader public.
  Coordination of Technical Groups (TG)
  Communications
  Networking with other organisations or institutions
  Financial management