Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
21A High Street Moreton-in-Marsh England GL56 0BJ GB

This study compares the world’s principal oil palm sustainability standards (RSPO, ISCC, ISPO, MSPO, SAN, HCS and RSB) by measuring them against a comprehensive set of over 39 social and human rights indicators within six different themes.

The desk-based study used the same yardstick to assess the various schemes against a range of criteria including:

  • fair land acquisition, respect for customary rights and Free, Prior and Informed Consent
  • treatment of smallholders
  • social and environmental safeguards
  • core labour standards
  • gender and discrimination
  • quality assurance
  • access to remedy
Lead organization:
Forest Peoples Programme
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Palm oil
Study type:
Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues
Published on:
November 22, 2017
Name of lead contact:
Angus McInnes