Membership FAQs

Admission Procedure

Parties willing to become members of RSPO should read the RSPO Statutes and by-laws and RSPO Code of Conduct (17 kb, PDF) for members or Code of Conduct for Supply Chain Associates (42 kb, PDF) and submit a completed application form with the signed Code of Conduct to the RSPO Secretariat. Their acceptance as a new member of RSPO will be effective after input from stakeholders, followed by examination and approval of their application by the Executive Board. Acceptance of membership will be taken as agreement by the company to comply with the Code of Conduct.

An Arbitration Board will handle appeals relating to rejected applications and disciplinary actions.

Download the Process Flowchart for Admission of Ordinary Members (25.5kb, PDF)

Applications for RSPO membership are a commitment for a two-year period with membership fees payable annually. Membership is renewable annually thereafter.

 

Membership Fees

Membership fees are as follows:

Ordinary Member € 2000.00 per year
Ordinary Member (small grower < 500 ha) € 500.00 per year
Affiliate Member € 250.00 per year
Supply Chain Associate € 100.00 per year

Payment of membership fees must be made within 60 days of the invoice date, failing which membership acceptance could be withdrawn. If you or your organisation should have difficulties with membership fees, please contact the RSPO Secretariat. Requests for reduced membership fees must be accompanied with documented justification such as annual audited accounts showing the applicant to be a small organisation, etc.
 



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Ordinary Membership This type of membership is open to organisation that have direct involvement in the palm oil supply chain, or associated NGOs. Oil Palm growers who posses less than 500ha of estate area/land is categorized in this type of membership.All Ordinary Members have voting rights in the RSPO General Assembly and are able to publicly state they are members of the RSPO APPLY NOW
Affiliate Membership This type of membership is limited to organisations and individuals, who are not directly/actively involved in the palm oil supply chain, where palm oil and palm oil products are not part of their business activities. These organisations and individuals are not involved in any of the seven stakeholder groups in Ordinary membership. Affiliate members do not have voting rights in the RSPO General Assembly. Affiliate member are able to claim they are Affiliate members of the RSPO. APPLY NOW
Supply Chain Associate This type of membership is reserved for organisations that are active in the supply chain of RSPO certified palm oil, and they do not purchase, use or trade more than 500 metric tonnes of palm oil and palm oil products in a year. Associate members do not have voting rights in the RSPO General Assembly. Associate members are able to claim they are Associate member of the RSPO APPLY NOW

Note: Please apply online for a smoother and faster admission process. If you encounter any problem during online application (ie. unable to attach file or logo), please email membership@rspo.org.