RSPO was founded in 2004 to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil for People, Planet and Prosperity.  Palm oil continues to be a hot issue because it is grown predominantly in Malaysia and Indonesia where significant areas of rainforest are destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations. There are eight  principles that growers need to follow in order to be RSPO certified:

  1. Commitment to transparancy
  2. Compliance to applicable laws and regulations
  3. Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability
  4. Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers
  5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
  6. Responsible consideration of employees and of individuals and communities affected by growers and mills
  7. Responsible development of new plantings
  8. Commitment to continuous improvement in key areas of activity

By specifiying the use of RSPO palm oil in their Bradford products, our customers can put the seal on their packaging and use it in their advertising.RSPO seal