To produce CSPO:
No primary forests or areas which contain significant concentrations of biodiversity (e.g. endangered species) or fragile ecosystems, or areas which are fundamental to meeting basic or traditional cultural needs of local communities (high conservation value areas), can be cleared.
Reduced use of pesticides and fires
All organization that take legal ownership and physically handles RSPO Certified Sustainable plam oil must be certified
At a product level, both of the following are allowed: segregated palm oil (which contains 100% certified palm oil) and mass balance palm oil (where the business buys mixed certified and non-certified palm oil and matches inputs and outputs).
Farms and Mills are audited in person.
Certification is valid 5 years