What Does RSPO Mean and Why it Matters

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If you have ever seen or heard RSPO when buying soap, it means Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  This was established in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.

What is Certified Sustainable Palm Oil? We call it palm oil that was certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) according to specific criteria. By respecting those criteria, we can help to reduce the negative impacts of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities that surround them.


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