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Membership No.





Environmental or Nature Conservation Organisations (Non Governmental Organisations)


United States

Member since

8 June 2013

Indianapolis Zoological Society


The Indianapolis Zoological Society´s mission is to empower people and communities, both locally and grobally, to advance animal conservation. The Society advances this mission by means of three primary resources: The Hix Institute for Conservation and Research (research, education, and support); the Indianapolis Zoo (outreach and revenue); and the Indianapolis Prize (the world´s leading award for animal conservation). In 2014, the Indianapolis Zoo will open the International Orangutan Center to engage, enlighten, and empower audiences regarding orangutans and orangutan conservation.

ACOP Report Submissions

2017 indianapolis zoological society-ACOP2017.pdf 19.8 KB
2016 indianapolis zoological society-ACOP2016.pdf 19.6 KB
2015 indianapolis zoological society-ACOP2015.pdf 15.8 KB
2014 indianapolis zoological society-ACOP2014b.pdf 26.9 KB
2013/2014 indianapolis-zoological-society-ACOP2014.pdf 18.6 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Through newsletters reaching 125,000 individual members, through Indianapolis Zoo interpretive graphics, through annual business planning parameters and staff code of ethics.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Engage/Enlighten/Empower paradigm, engaging partners, suppliers, and team members in dialogue; through provision of RSPO information to the above; and through annual business planning parameters enacting practices.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Sharing of RSPO Principles and Criteria with partner organizations and holding staff liaisons accountable for performance.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    The Indianapolis Zoo opened the International Orangutan Center in 2014 to engage, enlighten, and empower the public, vendors, and media regarding the wonders of orangutans, the challenges the face, viable solutions, and potential personal and/or organizational involvement. RSPO will be a resource in the exposition of both challenges and solutions.
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