Part 4: General principles for palm oil mills

Principle 1: Management commitment and responsibility
  • Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) Policy is in place

  • Internal Audit shall be conducted periodically

  • Management review to ensure adequacy and effectiveness of MSPO implementation

  • Continual improvement plan in place




Principle 2: Transparency
  • Transparency of information and documents relevant to MSPO requirements

  • Transparency in communication and consultation

  • Implementation and maintenance of Traceability requirements




Principle 3: Compliance to legal requirements
  • Compliance to applicable laws and regulations

  • Land use and Customary Land Rights respected

  • Legal ownership of land demonstrated

  • Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in place




Principle 4: Social responsibility, health, safety and employment conditions
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA) conducted

  • Complaints and grievances mechanism in place

  • Commitment to contribute to local sustainable development

  • Employees safety and health policy in place

  • Good employment conditions established

  • Appropriate training is provided




Principle 5: Environment, natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in place

  • Efficiency of energy use and use of renewable energy

  • Waste management plan

  • Reduction of pollution and emission including greenhouse gasses

  • Water management plan established




Principle 6: Best practices
  • Mill management to implement best practices

  • Economic and financial viability plan implemented

  • Transparent and fair price dealing implemented

  • Contractors shall understand and comply with MSPO requirements

MS 2530-4:2013  Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO)

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If you own a mill, your MSPO audit fees will be covered for 30%


All RSPO certified mills must obtain MSPO Certification by

31 Dec 2018

All mills without certification must obtain MSPO Certification by

30 June 2019