Sustainable palm oil - Implement, track, review and communicate

Ensure action is taken, progress tracked and communicated.

Questions to consider

  • Can your current suppliers supply CSPO, or ingredients made with CSPO? Can they supply sufficient volumes?
  • What should your sourcing strategy be, considering alue and volume among your products?
  • What can you do if your current suppliers can't source CSPO?
  • Are you doing what you need to do to get your sites certified, if relevant?
  • How are you tracking your progress?
  • If your suppliers/sites encounter a difficulty in meeting their commitments, how do you agree a practical solution?
  • How are you communicating results to your suppliers and customers?
  • How can you go further?

Getting started

  • Ask suppliers to supply CSPO
  • Consider buying Book & Claim (GreenPalm) certificates as a first step
  • Consider buying from certified RSPO member growers that go beyond the basic requirements of the RSPO Principles & Criteria
  • Consider investing in traceable supply chains of CSPO:
    • Guide to supply chain options
    • RSPO supply chain certification
    • RSPO certification systems
  • If your suppliers can't comply, identify alternative options for sustainable products
  • Agree a realistic solution with your suppliers when problems occur
  • Formalise your buying process - map out relevant roles and responsibilities
  • Report outcomes and communicate your progress to employees, customers and suppliers with transparency
  • Set a timetable to review your progress and commitment
  • Market your efforts and raise awareness

Key deliverables

  • CSPO sourced to meet your commitments
  • Report for customers and suppliers
  • Certified sites if relevant
  • Greater awareness of your sustainability
  • credentials in the marketplace

Next page: Why should you source sustainable palm oil?

Last reviewed: 07 Dec 2017