Useful Links/ References

Greenfoot Inc.

Greenfoot Inc. unites sustainable products and services through one recognizable logo and brand. They are dedicated to economic, environmental and social prosperity through sustainable business practice.

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RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil: The Journey so far
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RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil: The Journey so far by Green Palm

Managing Performance in Food Supply Chain
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Managing Performance in Food Supply Chain WhitePaper by SGS

Consumer Goods Forum Sustainability Activation Toolkit
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TCGF Sustainability Activation Toolkit

HCV Resource Network

The HCV Resource Centre is established by the HCV Resource Network. It is formed by a group of organisations who use the HCV approach, including environmental and social NGOs, international development agencies, timber and forest product certifiers, suppliers and buyers, and forest managers. The Network aims to encourage collaboration, provide information and support on the evolving usage of HCV, and ensure that a consistent approach to HCV is understood and applied throughout the world.

More Information such as the national interpretations of HCV toolkit, examples of HCV assessment report, HCV guidance document, HCV training workshops and courses, list of HCV practitioners are available on the resource centre of the HCV Resource Network . Please go to the link for more information:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

For latest list of threatened and endangered species and its geographical distribution, please visit to

Oil Palm Suitabiity Mapper and Forest Cover Analyzer

World Resources Institute (WRI)'s Project POTICO has develped two web applications designed to enable key stakeholders to make improved land use decisions concerning sustainable palm oil. Building off WRI’s Interactive Atlases, these web tools will provide land use and land cover data for the Indonesian island of Kalimantan.

Biodiversity Management and Conservation for Oil Palm Landscape

For latest studies on biodiversity management and conservation within the oil palm landscape, please visit to

Global Social Compliance Programme

For more info on a business-driven effort for the improvement of labour and environmental conditions in global supply chains, please visit the Global Social Compliance Programme on
The Biodiversity and Agriculture Program (BACP)

For more information about The Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program (BACP), which seeks to reduce the threats posed by agriculture to biodiversity of global significance by transforming markets for target agricultural commodities such as palm oil, as well as to hear about the activities of RSPO and RTRS and the market transformation being achieved through BACP-funded projects, please sign up for the BACP quarterly e-newsletter here.

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementation of HCV in RSPO

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To address growing concern by High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors, palm oil producers and other stakeholders on challenges to interpret and implement the HCV concept in oil palm plantations, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) commissioned a study by Daemeter Consulting to identify barriers to effective implementation of HCV and solutions to overcome them. Challenges to implementing HCV in oil palm commonly discussed include:

•    Inconsistent application of HCV definitions and goals by different assessors
•    Ambiguity on the legal status of HCV set-aside areas within plantations
•    Lack of recognition of HCV criteria within Indonesian regulations governing oil palm development, and spatial planning in general
•    The limited 3-year time frame of oil palm plantation permits for development make it difficult to comply with HCV requirements fully
•    Identifying and managing social and cultural HCVs (HCV 5 and 6), where community aspirations are dynamic and local economies are rapidly changing
•    Conflict between local community traditions, especially hunting, and other HCVs
•    Poor integration between Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL) and HCV