RSPO guideline

Important Updates:

Klick >>here<< for a summary of current updates of the RSPO supply chain standard version 2020.

Audits will be conducted according to the RSPO Standard Version 2020 from February 1st 2021.

New: Mill List Submission in MyRSPO

At the 15th Annual General Assembly (GA15) of RSPO members in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Resolution GA15-6b was adopted. This resolution requires all RSPO palm oil supply chain actors to make the list of their supplying mills (both RSPO certified and non-certified) publicly available. The list should include the mill name, the country where the mill is located, the mill’s GPS coordinates, and the name of the parent company who owns the mill.

Resolution GA15-6b
Frequently Asked Questions on Mill List Submissions
Guide on Mill List Submission

General Information about the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil. Members of RSPO, and participants in its activities come from many different backgrounds, including plantation companies, processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers and retailers of palm oil products, financial institutions, environmental NGOs and social NGOs, from many countries that produce or use palm oil. The RSPO vision is to “transform the markets by making sustainable palm oil the norm”.
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RSPO has two certification systems, to achieve these goals:

RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C)
This set of rules is audited at farm level and includes principles, criteria, indicators and guidelines for palm oil producers that implement sustainable production according to RSPO. For details, visit .
agroVet was approved for P&C until the end of 2013 and works now exclusively with individual cooperation projects and partners in Asia.

RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS)
Downstream supply chain actors (for example, refineries, food and cosmetics industries, detergents) are audited and certified against the SCCS. Certificates are valid for 5 years, with annual surveillance audits.
This system is called SCCS or supply chain certification system.
Two documents are most relevant for SCCS certification:
Supple Chain Certification Standard & Rules on Market Communications and Claims
For details, visit


The oil palm provides two raw materials at farm level (palm oil and palm kernel oil).
Sustainability and traceability for all ingredients of the oil palm is ensured thru a closed certification from farm level (P&C), up to the final consumer product (SCCS).

The need for retailers and manufacturers of final consumer products is becoming increasingly important to demonstrate the social and environmental impacts of specific raw materials through independent certifications.
RSPO offers its members an accredited and credible system for the traceability of sustainably produced raw materials and consumer products.
Examples of products with the RSPO trademark are presented on the RSPO website:


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agroVet GmbH is RSPO Affiliate Member since 2011.

agroVet GmbH is accredited as a certification body for the global supply chain certification since 8 June, 2014. Accreditation Body on behalf of RSPO is ASI-Accreditation Services International GmbH.Akkreditierungsurkunde – LINK

Who needs a RSPO certification?
Our graph will help you to evaluate your criteria for certification.
RSPO has defined special criteria, which are crucial for certification:

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What are the necessary steps for RSPO certification and publication on the RSPO website?
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Online register of certified companies:
agroVet is obliged to publish companies that are certified for RSPO SCCS:
Extended Search: Certification Body = agroVet / Standard = RSPO

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Please contact us for further information and inquiries about RSPO

Contact person:
Mag. Klaus Guger                          +43 (0)2262 672213-47
RSPO Scheme Management
Dr. Christian Eis                                       +43 (0)2262 672213-24
Deputy and Scheme Coordinator