RSPO response to Amnesty International report "The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names"

News, 30 November 2016

The RSPO fully acknowledges the existence of serious problems in the protection of workers and human rights

Improved RSPO IT system PalmTrace will feature RSPO Credits trade

News, 30 November 2016

PalmTrace will replace eTrace as RSPO’s consolidated IT system in January 2017, featuring all four supply chain sustainability models for greater efficiency and effectiveness. PalmTrace will uphold the Book and Claim model through the trade of RSPO Credits in place of GreenPalm certificates.

RSPO RT14 conference emphasises equality, human rights and smallholder inclusivity

News, 29 November 2016

The 14th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil and 13th Annual General Assembly took place this November in Bangkok, Thailand. Stakeholders discussed the future of palm oil and how to continue the mission of creating a more sustainable industry.

Palm oil through the eyes of a smallholder

News, 29 November 2016

Follow the story of smallholder Mahjor Rabbi to see how the steadily growing palm industry is changing lives and the economic landscape of developing nations. His experience gives insight to a vital section of the palm oil labor force.

Suspension and Termination due to non-submission of ACOP reports 2015

News, 21 November 2016

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has taken action against RSPO member companies / organizations for not submitting the Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP).

RSPO Statement on disclosure of RSPO Members’ Concession Maps

News, 08 November 2016

Following the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) decision to publish all RSPO Grower Members’ concession maps, as per resolution 6g approved by the RSPO 10th General Assembly GA10, the RSPO wishes to issue an update on the status of the progress on this resolution’s delivery.

Ecuador chooses jurisdictional approach for RSPO certification

News, 31 October 2016

The government of Ecuador is partnering with palm oil stakeholders to develop a jurisdictional approach towards RSPO certification. Ecuador is home to one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. A joint effort is critical to the preservation of biodiversity and the future of sustainable palm oil in Latin America.

RSPO outreach programme supports Sabah 100% CSPO commitment

News, 31 October 2016

The RSPO met with Malaysian palm oil stakeholders during the “RSPO Outreach Programme” event in Sandakan, Sabah. Stakeholders brainstormed about how to support commitments made by state government and address challenges with obtaining RSPO certification.

African Sustainable Palm Oil Conference shows momentum for sustainable palm oil on continent

News, 03 October 2016

On the occasion of the 2nd Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference, co-sponsored by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), participants from Africa iterated an encouraging request for increased involvement by the RSPO to support the development of sustainable palm oil in Africa.

Everything you need to know about RSPO Credits (currently GreenPalm)

News, 03 October 2016

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced in July 2016 that RSPO’s endorsement of GreenPalm ends December 2016. From January 2017, the Book and Claim supply chain model will be supported by the trade of RSPO Credits. This article includes the latest up-to-date information on this transition.