Sustainable palm oil - Commit to sourcing certified sustainable palm oil

Agree a time-bound sustainable sourcing commitment with senior management

Questions to consider

  • What are the different types of CSPO available?
  • Will you face difficulties sourcing certified versions of any ingredients?
  • What are the right commitments for your company?
  • Do you have sufficient resources to manage and deliver your commitment?
  • Does your commitment align with customer/consumer expectations?
  • What will it cost to source CSPO?
  • Do you need to be a member of RSPO?
  • Do you want to make claims about CSPO in your products?
  • Do you want to commit to only own-brand? Or branded products too?

Getting started

  • Get senior management buy-in – identify how best to gain interest from senior management and seek formal sign-off of the company's strategy
  • Map out who will manage the sourcing commitment within your business
  • Understand the different types of certified palm oil available
  • Make a commitment to buying sustainable palm oil
  • Consider joining the RSPO or organisations that help businesses source sustainable palm oil

Key deliverables

  • Senior management buy-in
  • A time-bound commitment to source sustainable palm oil

Next page: Develop a roadmap to achieve your commitment


Last reviewed: 07 Dec 2017