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Roundtable on sustainable Palm Oil

About RSPO Certification

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, not for profit, multi-stakeholder initiative to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. RSPO  is well recognised global certification standard for aimed for responsible production and sourcing of Palm oil. The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

The RSPO-RED outlines the requirements for compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive requirements have been designed as voluntary add-on to the RSPO standard. RSPO NEXT is a voluntary effort that engages with RSPO member companies that have met the current requirements and guidance of the RSPO Principles and Criteria and in addition, through their voluntary policies and actions have exceeded them.

The components of RSPO NEXT fall into the following categories: No Deforestation, No Fire, No Planting on Peat, Reduction of GHGs, Respect for Human Rights and Transparency and are applicable at an organization wide level, including investments, joint ventures and in the organization’s wider supply base.

RSPO certification is for

Palm oil producers, processors and traders can get RSPO certified.

RSPO supply chain models

RSPO supply chain models includes Identity Preserved(IP), Segregated(SG) and Mass Balance(MB)

European Union Renewable Energy Directive(RED)

According to the European Union Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, biomass produced sustainably for use in the EU countries for production of liquid and transport biofuels may only qualify for tax deductions, receive feed-in tariffs, or be counted towards renewable energy targets.

The EU RED aims to ensure that biomass is not produced by the destruction of primary forest, mangroves, biodiversity hotspots or wetlands. Futhermore, the EU RED mandates that the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of certified biofuels shall be at least 35 percent lower than GHG emissions related to the use of fossil fuels.

Benefits of RSPO

RSPO is the globally recognised Certification Scheme and its benefits include:

  • Assure customers that Palm-oil has been produced, processed, prepared and handled in compliance with RSPO standard requirements

  • Ensures that palm oil used in products is sustainable

  • First step towards achieving broader sustainability objectives

  • Satisfy the growing market and buyer requirements with RSB certification

  • Increase access to worldwide markets

  • Strengthening and developing your brand value

  • Strengthening management practices

  • Demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s(RED) requirements

Our Service offers for RSPO Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting Services assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving RSPO certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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