RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil

Meet retailers' time bound plans for certified sustainable palm oil with RSPO certification.
 
Palm oil production has increased rapidly in recent years, along with concern over the sustainability of its cultivation and the impacts on local populations and eco-systems.

As the need to prove the sustainability of palm oil becomes more important, manufacturers and retailers want to ensure that the claims they make on their products will stand up to scrutiny. RSPO supply chain certification offers this assurance.

Supply chain certification is the unbroken path which products take from source to consumer, including all stages of refining, manufacture, processing, transportation and distribution. As such it ensures that your product comes from where you say it comes from.

RSPO certification ensures that your supply chain is secure and traceable and provides credible evidence of your product’s sustainability.

There are three supply chain models that can be used within the RSPO system:
  • Identity preserved – physical isolation from all other palm oil sources
  • Segregation – physical isolation from non-certified palm oil sources & allows mixing with other certified palm oil
  • Mass balance – allows mixing of certified and non-certified palm oil in a controlled environment, ensuring that the volume of certified palm outputs never exceed the certified inputs.
Who needs RSPO certification?
Certification is applicable to all food and non-food products that use palm oil and palm oil derivatives. It provides evidence that the product originates from well-managed, certified sources and verifies that they are not mixed with products from non-certified sources, at any point in the supply chain, except under strict management controls.
The benefits of RSPO certification
RSPO certification will bring significant benefits to your organisation. it will:
  • demonstrate your commitment to environmental practices
  • meet the expectations of major manufacturers and retailers, many of whom have time-bound commitments to the use of sustainable palm oil in their products
  • help your customers choose products that contribute to environmental conservation
  • help your business gain access to new markets.
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