Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

General

Name of initiative Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.rspo.org/about
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Starting year 2004
End year
Secretariat RSPO, Unit A-37-1, Menara UOA Bangsar, No 5 Jalan Bangsar Utama 1, Kuala Lumpur 59000, Malaysia, e-mail: rspo@rspo.org
Organisational structure The RSPO is managed by a Board of Governors comprised of 16 members (with alternate members), designated by the General Assembly for a period of 2 years. The RSPO Board of Governors is supported by 4 Standing Committees that oversee Standards & Certification, Trade & Traceability, Communications & Claims and Finance. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the RSPO Secretariat is in charge of the day-to-day running of the RSPO. Among others, the functions of the Secretariat include organizing the RSPO Board of Governors Meetings, coordinating the Roundtable meetings and General Assemblies, and servicing RSPO members. The Secretariat also coordinates the activities of the Standing Committees and Working Groups. The RSPO's working groups are designed to encourage members to address complex and difficult challenges and work towards developing solutions. As a multi-stakeholder, participatory roundtable that works on the basis of consensus, it is essential that all members feed in to the decision-making process. The RSPO's Task Forces are designed to encourage members to address complex and difficult challenges and work towards developing solutions. As a multi stakeholder, participatory roundtable that works on the basis of consensus, it is essential that all members feed in to the decision-making process.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation RSPO
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Malaysia

Description

Description The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil RSPO aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. As a not-for-profit association, we unite stakeholders from the palm oil industry to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. They have over 2000 members globally that represent 40% of the palm oil industry, covering all sectors of the global commodity supply chain.
Objectives All palm oil producers that are members of the RSPO are obliged to work towards 100% RSPO certification. This includes taking immediate action to implement best practice in sustainable palm oil production as well as making commitments to continuous improvement.
Activities RSPO certifies palm oil with its RSPO certified sustainable palm oil mark. In this way, 20% of the worlds palm oil is RSPO certified. There is in an ever-urgent need and growing global concern that commodities are produced without causing harm to the environment or society. RSPO certification is an assurance to the customer that the standard of palm oil production is sustainable.

Palm oil producers are certified through strict verification of the production process to the stringent RSPO Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production by accredited Certifying Bodies, and can be withdrawn at any time in case of infringement of the rules and standards. All organisations in the supply chain that use RSPO certified sustainable oil products are audited to prevent overselling and mixing palm oil with conventional (or non-sustainable) oil palm products. These organisations can claim the use of RSPO certified sustainable oil palm products “on pack” by using the RSPO Trademark.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Norms and standard setting, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
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Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 3000  
Companies 3000 All the members can be found at https://www.rspo.org/members/all this includes palm oil producing companies,several NGOs and companies are founders such as WWF,AAK,Migros,Unilver and MPOA and several companies support susntailable palm oil such as P&G,L'oreal,Nestle and Walmart.
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 The cost of audits and certification will be borne by the producer who seeks RSPO certification. The RSPO Smallholder Support Fund Funds up to 100% of the certification costs for smallholder farms.
Number of members in the years
2018
3000
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 22 January 2019 10:19:32

Not only have national states as participators