Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)

What is MSPO certification?

The MSPO certification program, first launched in 2015, is quickly becoming known around the world as an indicator of quality. Its standards have been established to reflect the realities of the
oil palm industry and address the concerns expressed by stakeholders. MSPO certification addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of palm oil production. It also documents the importance of balancing these aspects for the good of all involved.

MSPO certification covers all aspects of palm oil production, from the field to the final product. It includes general principles as well as stringent criteria for all parties involved in palm oil production, from the independent family farmers who tend the trees which produce the oil-rich
fruit to the organizations that assist these smallholders to the palm oil mills which process the oil.

The MSPO Standards (MS 2530:2013 series) consists of 4 (four) parts:

Part 1: General Principles
Part 2: General Principles for Smallholders
Part 3: General Principles for Palm Oil Plantations and Organised Smallholders
Part 4: General Principles for Palm Oil Mills

The MSPO standards cover seven areas:

• Management commitment and responsibility
• Transparency
• Compliance to legal requirements
• Social responsibility, safety and employment conditions
• Environment, natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystem services
• Best practices
• Development of new plantings

Benefits of MSPO:

• Improve to standards of management
• Promotion of sustainable forest management
• Biodiversity enhancement
• Social enhancement
• Improved efficiency leading to economic benefits
• Adherence to health and safety policies
• Compliance with legal and contractor requirements
• Access to existing and new markets