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RSPO and Supply Chain Certification

RSPO and Supply Chain Certification

Helping to Promote Growth and Use of Sustainable Palm Oil

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was established as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative “to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through cooperation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders.” To meet this one principle objective, the RSPO established an international set of standards for palm oil production, known as “Certification of RSPO Principles and Criteria and Supply Chain Systems”. Any company that works with oil palm plantations, palm oil mills, and in derivative palm oil manufacturing can be RSPO and supply chain certified. TÜV Rheinland is acknowledged by the RSPO as an eligible certification body for RSPO certification.

As a leading service provider in the field of audit and management system certifications for protection of the environment, TÜV Rheinland has the expertise your company needs for RSPO and supply chain certification. Our diversified team of auditors is aware of the various requirements of the agriculture industry and is versed in the various environmental, legal, social, and safety aspects covered in the RSPO standard. Their expertise will add value to your operation and the sales and marketing strategy for your product. Ask our experts. We will be glad to help with both RSPO and supply chain certification of your products and processes.

Benefits At A Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for RSPO and supply chain certification, you:

  • Gain better market access for national and international consumption
  • Improve your corporate image and reputation
  • Benefit from knowledge transfer in best practices on agriculture, environmental, and social aspects
  • Enhance the value of certified palm oil as a traded commodity / edible oil
  • Ensure that your organization takes environmental responsibility seriously and implements projects and processes for conservation of natural resources and biodiversity

Our Approach

RSPO certification is achieved in five steps, supply chain certification for palm oil in three phases. As your one-stop shop, TÜV Rheinland provides support throughout all phases of auditing, right up to certification and continued monitoring of your compliance with the RSPO standard.

For RSPO certification:

  • Phase 1: Application
  • Phase 2: Pre-assessment and audit by TÜV Rheinland (optional)
  • Phase 3: Public announcement (30 days before certification audit)
  • Phase 4: Certification audit by TÜV Rheinland
  • Phase 5: Monitoring Audit by TÜV Rheinland

For Supply Chain certification:

  • Phase 1: Application
  • Phase 2: Certification audit
  • Phase 3: Monitoring audit

Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)

The Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) is a policy initiated by Indonesia Government in this case Ministry of Agriculture No. 19/Permentan/OT.140/3/2015 with the purpose for increase the competitiveness of Indonesian palm oil in global market. ISPO is national certification scheme covering all producers in the country (from large-scale to family-scale) and sets the legal standard for good agricultural practices & environmental management. ISPO is expected to bring much needed transparency and legality into the palm oil supply chain, which in turn should result in improved livelihoods for smallholders.

RSPO Suspension Certificate

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