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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 December 2018, unless stated otherwise

Certification figures

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.

3.74 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

362 Units/Mills


74 Members

Companies with
Supply Chain Certificates

2,569 Companies

Facilities with
Supply Chain Certificates

4,629 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 2018 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 will be based on the figures as of the month the data is collected. Year to year are cumulated throughout the past years.
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

Top 10 RSPO members by countries (out of 91)

1 United States 479
2 Germany 456
3 United Kingdom 416
4 Netherlands 220
5 Italy 197
6 France 176
7 Belgium 151
8 Spain 146
9 Australia 131
10 Malaysia 129

RSPO members by category

90 Members
2,228 Members
1,686 Members
4,004 Members

RSPO members by sector



307 Consumers Good Manufacturers
30 Growers
162 Processors & Traders
7 Retailers
291 Supply Chain Associate


Impact Report 2018

November 2018

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Impact Update 2017

November 2017

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RSPO Impacts report

Impact Report 2016

November 2016

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RSPO Theory Of Change Narrative

December 2017

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