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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Enable the positive impact of sustainable palm oil with RSPO

The RSPO develops and implements global standards for the production and use of sustainable palm oil. These standards are based on principles and criteria covering a range of social, environmental, and economic issues related to palm oil production. The RSPO also provides a certification scheme for palm oil producers who comply with these standards.

The RSPO's mission is to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil, which is produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The organisation aims to achieve this by promoting sustainable practices in the production of palm oil, supporting the development of sustainable supply chains, and raising awareness among consumers about the importance of sustainable palm oil.

Our RSPO services

By partnering with us for your RSPO certification services, you gain both visibility and confidence in your supply chain, regardless of its geographical reach. Together, we can navigate the evolving landscape, exceed consumer expectations, and position your business as a responsible leader in its industry.

Accredited certification

We offer accredited certification, helping you build brand trust and demonstrate your complete commitment to sustainable palm oil.

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Integrated audits

RSPO can easily be integrated with your existing food safety audits, allowing you to benefit from a more efficient and cost-effective integrated audit and surveillance programme. 

Why work with us?

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Global capability

We have a global presence to match your location, thanks to our team of skilled auditors worldwide. Wherever you operate, we will be able to support you. 

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Total assurance

Recognised for their exceptional expertise, our award-winning team is equipped with the knowledge and insights to guide you through the intricacies of sustainable practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products. The RSPO was formed by a group of stakeholders, including palm oil producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and NGOs, who recognised the need for a global platform to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil.

    RSPO is a standard which provides a set of principles and criteria for the sustainable production and sourcing of palm oil. This includes the protection of biodiversity and the rights of workers and local communities.

  • What are the benefits of RSPO?

    The benefits of RSPO are:


    RSPO helps promote the adoption of sustainable practices in the palm oil industry. It mitigates the negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production. 

    Competitive advantage 

    Set yourself apart from your competition by gaining certification from LRQA.

    Customer confidence 

    Protect your brand and earn customer trust by providing consumers with a choice of reasonably sourced products. 

  • How long does RSPO certification last?

    RSPO certification is valid for a period of five years. There are annual surveillance audits conducted by LRQA to ensure compliance with the RSPO requirements. To maintain RSPO certification status, the organisation would undergo a new certification audit every five years. 

  • How much does RSPO certification cost?

    The cost of RSPO certification varies on multiple factors, such as the size of the organisation, the organisation structure, and the scope of the certification. To request a quote based on your specific needs, contact us here

  • What is the typical RSPO certification process

    The typical RSPO certification process consists of several steps, these include:

    Gap analysis - An optional assessment, conducted prior to the audit, whether by you or a third-party organisation, to identify any gaps between the organisation's practices and the requirements of the RSPO standard.

    Audit - An audit takes place on-site where the organisation's compliance is assessed in line with the RSPO standard. If there are no major non-conformities, you'll receive your certification. 

    Promote your certification - Your certification demonstrates a commitment to internationally recognised best practices and continual improvement - helping you win new business and meet consumer demands.

Are you already certified to RSPO and would like to transfer?

If you hold a valid accredited certificate of approval with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your RSPO Food Safety certification to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.

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