Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

Certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) is palm oil that has been grown on a plantation that has been managed and certified in accordance with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s principles and criteria. In other words, the plantation was established on land that was not deforested and converted to plantation after 2005, and has been well managed with good environmental, social and economic standards.

How do I know if my grocery products contain CSPO?

At the moment, it’s almost impossible for Australians to know which products contain palm oil, let alone sustainable palm oil, unless you contact the company who made the product directly and ask them. 

There is currently no law in Australia that mandates that palm oil be labelled on the ingredients. “Vegetable oil” does not reveal whether the vegetable oil is palm oil or not.