Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (Supply Chain Certification, and Group Certification)

Palm oil is an ingredient present in a very wide assortment of food products, underscoring the importance of sustainable production practices of palm oil for the environment and for society.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 in order to promote the use of sustainable palm oil products through the introduction of a credible standard, on the one hand, and the collaboration amongst all actors in this chain, on the other.

The RSPO standard hence reflects, amongst others, the continuous striving for, and pursuit of, more sustainable cultivation practices, appropriate working conditions, and the safeguarding and retention of biodiversity. And throughout the entire chain, the RSPO system further guarantees that the palm oil that meets these strict standards effectively originates from an RSPO-certified palm oil plantation. TÜV NORD Thailand offers the possibility to obtain RSPO Supply Chain Certification (RSPO SCC) to its clients.

Target groups for certification

Palm oil supply chain from the tropics to its use as an ingredient in retail products all over the world. To preserve the integrity of RSPO palm oil, players along the supply chain wishing to use it have to do so transparently to allow traceability through RSPO supply chain certification.