Oil Palm Support ProgrammeThe Oil Palm Support Programme works with producers, processors, buyers and investors to help them deliver sustainability.
Proforest has been working with the oil palm sector for over a decade, supporting the development of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), advising governments and NGOs on sustainable palm oil and helping companies implement sustainability in practice.
We work throughout the supply chain, offering everything from practical field implementation support to plantations through to development and implementation support for investment and purchasing policies. This broad expertise, combined with our in-depth knowledge of sustainability requirements such as the RSPO principles and criteria and the IFC performance standard, is one of the programme's key strengths.
What we can do for primary producers and processors
Many oil palm plantation managers are committed to implementing sustainable management and achieving RSPO certification but find the process very challenging. Proforest can provide support and guidance to understand the requirements, to assess current performance and to design and implement practical solutions.
What we can do for buyers, processors and investors
As awareness of the potential environmental and social impact of palm oil production increases, it is becoming more and more important for companies throughout the supply chain to demonstrate that sustainable sourcing policies are being implemented. For investors, too, it is increasingly important to have policies in place that consider investment risks and impacts. As Proforest has unrivalled understanding of international palm oil supply chains we can help you to understand and manage yours.
Oil Palm Support Programme Training Series
Lead Auditor Training Courses
The Lead Auditors Training Course is designed for RSPO auditors or internal company auditors globally. It includes lectures, workshops, a practical audit exercise and a written examination.
Endorsed by the RSPO, the course aims to provide potential lead auditors with an in-depth knowledge of the RSPO Principles & Criteria and their implementation. It focuses on application of the RSPO Certification Systems and audit practice requirements to ensure consistent and appropriate audit decision making.
Interpretation & Implementation of the RSPO Principles & CriteriaNo training dates currently planned.
This training course is suitable for practitioners, plantation managers, buyers and anyone who requires a working understanding of the RSPO Principles and Criteria. Conducted by tutors from Proforest and Wild Asia with field experience in Southeast Asia, Africa and South America, this course aims to provide practical guidance in addressing the most challenging requirements of the RSPO Principles & Criteria.
- The third edition of this RSPO-endorsed course was held in Malaysia in October 2010.