As a founding member of the RSPO, WWF worked to make sure its standards are founded on solid social and environmental criteria, including a prohibition on the conversion of valuable forests
to oil palm plantations.
We support monitoring, adoption and compliance to RSPO standards by palm oil producers, and are driving demand for sustainable palm oil amongst retailers and manufacturers
We are working in places such as China, India and the EU, to ensure that the RSPO reaches its full potential. In Indonesia, we support the round table initiative by providing training on sustainable palm oil and High Conservation Value Forests
We also encourage producers, buyers and other stakeholders to adopt Better Management Practices (BMPs).
Results from the collaboration between WWF-Indonesia
, Indonesian oil palm companies and the Indonesian Plantation Companies Association include:
- Impact assessment on oil palm plantations
- Guidelines and training modules, covering the experience of Indonesian Palm Oil Commission/WWF-Indonesia assessment on oil palm plantations combined with RSPO’s Principles and Criteria
- Training on sustainable palm oil/ HCVF, attracting mostly plantation executives and managers, local government officials, smallholders, local NGOs and university representatives
- Dissemination of HCVF concept and Principles and Criteria to smallholders in the Province of Riau (Sumatra) and training for smallholders on zero-burning practices