Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an international organization of multi-stakeholder established in 2004, is an initiative business at the demands of consumers whose members committed themselves to the mechanism of RSPO with the goal to produce and use palm oil in a sustainable manner by prioritizing the legality, environmental, and socio-economic feasibility in the long term. Some things that are specifically regulated in the P & C RSPO are:
High Conservation Values (HCV)
Using the Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process in the case of transferring the community rights, including indigenous people
Regulate the clearing of new plantations by New Planting Procedure (NPP)
Since implemented in May 2008 until August 2015, there are more than 29 company groups with more than 123 palm oil mills in Indonesia which have obtained RSPO sustainable palm oil production certificate.
This makes Indonesia as the biggest RSPO certified palm oil producer in the world. Besides, there are three groups of independent smallholders in Indonesia that have obtained RSPO certificate.
PT. Tunas Sawa Erma has committed to follow the RSPO standard initiated by conducting Phase 1 of land clearing Moratorium for 3 months since August 9, 2016 and followed by Phase 2 on November 10, 2016.