RSPO: 18% of world's palm oil production is sustainable

Posted on: October 08, 2014

Sustainable palm oil now accounts for 18% of world's palm oil production. RSPO, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has issued its first impact report, outlining the social, economic and environmental progress made as a result of its work and the work of its members.

Some highlights:

  • As of June 2014, more than 11.1 million tonnes of sustainable palm oil, accounting for 18% of global palm oil, was produced in nine countries.
  • RSPO has certified over 3 million hectares of oil palm plantations in nine countries.
  • RSPO certified 258 palm oil mills with a combined production capacity of 11.1 million tonnes of certified sustainable palm oil.
  • An eTrace system monitors the physical trade of millions of tonnes of CSPO globally.
  • Most large RSPO grower members have now voluntarily phased out use of the controversial Paraquat pesticide.

You can read more about this and other facts on the impact of RSPO by reading the full report here