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RSPO Principles & Criteria documents


The RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) are a set of stringent standards for sustainable palm oil production, which RSPO members must comply with. In line with ISEAL Alliance best practices, the P&C are reviewed every five years and subsequently submitted for ratification by the General Assembly of RSPO.

Now in its third cycle, the P&C 2018 was recently adopted at the 15th Annual General Assembly (GA15) by RSPO members on 15 November, 2018. If you have further queries, please contact us via our askRSPO system and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



"For RSPO P&C 2013 (Bahasa Indonesia version) only:                                                                                                                                      The original version of this document (RSPO Principles and Criteria for the Production of Sustainable Palm Oil 2013, English version) shall always prevail in case of any discrepancy, inconsistency or omissions (such as major/minor indicator) between the English version and other translated versions."