Sustainable Production Practices

    RSPO standards for sustainable practices include the following:

  • Implement and maintain responsible agronomic practices intended to preserve soil quality, conserve natural resources, and minimize the use of potentially harmful chemicals.
  • Take steps to mitigate any potentially negative environmental impacts of their operations
  • Respect biodiversity by taking species conservation into account in all management plans and operations.
  • Adhere to strict labor and workplace standards that prohibit exploitation, discrimination and other unfair, unlawful or unethical practices.
  •  Refrain from planting in High Conservation Value Forest land.
  • Confirm that use of their land for oil palm does not diminish the legal rights, or customary rights of other users — particularly indigenous peoples — without their free, prior and informed consent.
  • Practice transparency in reporting all matters relevant to Roundtable certification.
  • Comply with all applicable local, national and international laws governing their operations.