Creating Clarity: An analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the new Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme

EIA and our Indonesian partners Kaoem Telapak have been monitoring the implementation of the new Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) system to assess its quality. The Government of Indonesia states that these new regulations are a significant improvement to the ISPO certification scheme and hopes that it will increase the competitiveness of Indonesian palm oil within the global market. The effectiveness of the new ISPO remains questionable, however, and issues with transparency and permits continue allowing major Palm Oil companies to continue operations as usual.