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Continuously monitoring the impact of RSPO’s work is essential for the development of our standards. It also helps us assess the ways in which our work contributes to our shared vision of transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil ‘the norm’. In order to achieve this, RSPO is committed to developing, implementing, and improving its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system. Our M&E system uses the RSPO’s Theory of Change as a guiding framework, designed to assess progress, performance and impacts of our work, as well as to help inform strategy and drive continuous improvement through learning and adaptive management.

RSPO in Numbers

Data presented below is as of 31 August 2020, unless stated otherwise

Certification figures

  • Certified production volume data is based on projected annual production of the certified mills.
  • Supply data is based on monthly availability of the annual certified production volume of mills.
  • The difference between certified production volume and supply is due to the differences in certification period of individual mills.

Certified area and CSPO volume by country Certified area includes the mill, mature and immature oil palms area, buildings and infrastructures, HCVs and any area within the boundary of the management unit.

Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

4.41 Million Hectares certified
Certified Area
  • 1 - 1,000 ha
  • 1.000 - 5,000 ha
  • 5,000 - 1,000,000 ha
  • 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 ha
  • > 1,500,000 ha

Members with RSPO certifications

Certified Palm Oil Mills

441 Units/Mills


86 Members

Companies with
Supply Chain Certificates

3,209 Companies

Facilities with
Supply Chain Certificates

5,549 Facilities/Mills

Volume of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


million tonnes

19% of global palm oil

Annual certified production volume of CSPO and CSPK (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil production area (ha) Production area includes mature oil palms area only. Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Annual volume of certified Fresh Fruit Bunch (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.
Final figure for 2019 can only be calculated at year-end (31 December)


Certified Sustainable Palm Kernel Supply and Sales by Supply Chain Model (MT) Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.


Certified Sustainable Palm Oil supply and sales by supply chain model Figures inclusive of scheme & independent smallholders.

Current Year - Cumulative year to date (YTD) monthly volumes.
Year to Year - Annual cumulative volumes (January - December).
For information on RSPO supply chain models, please click here.

RSPO Commitment to Smallholders

For more info on smallholders please go to Smallholders page.
Individual Smallholders
Hectares of Smallholders Certified Area

Membership figures

Membership data is as of 31 August 2020 at 03:30 hours (GMT+8)

Top 10 RSPO members by countries (out of 98)

1 United States 583
2 Germany 481
3 United Kingdom 463
4 Netherlands 224
5 Italy 223
6 Japan 213
7 France 188
8 Belgium 163
9 Spain 161
10 China 161

RSPO members by category

109 Members
2,850 Members
1,907 Members
4,866 Members

RSPO members by sector



Trademark licenses data is as of 31 July 2020

376 Consumers Good Manufacturers
41 Growers
219 Processors & Traders
7 Retailers
414 Supply Chain Associate
2 Supply Chain Group Manager


RSPO Impacts report

Impact Report 2019

November 2019

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Impact Brochure 2019

October 2019

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Impact Report 2018

November 2018

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RSPO Theory Of Change Narrative

December 2017

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