SOS is an active member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When properly applied, these criteria can help to minimise the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.
The RSPO has more than 5,000 members worldwide who represent links all along the palm oil supply chain. The members have committed to produce, source and/or use sustainable palm oil certified by the RSPO.
At SOS we recognise that robust standards and ambitious commitments need to be translated into real action on the ground. The scale of many palm oil producers, and the complexity of supply chains, is immense – and as such it is vital that we all help to identify, call out and hold to account companies that contravene their commitments to sustainable palm oil production.
Working as a global community to put pressure on large-scale palm oil producers throughout the production chain is vital to ensure we can create a future where palm oil is produced in a way that does not threaten the health of the remaining rainforest and the rare wild orangutans which rely on it for their survival.