Vopak Vlaardingen is the first terminal in the world to obtain RSPO certification. RSPO stands for 'Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil '. This organisation was created ten years ago, with the aim of developing standards for sustainable palm oil production, in order to promote and enhance the production and consumption of sustainable palm oil.
The RSPO hallmark guarantees that the palm oil originates from certified plantations. To ensure that palm oil and palm oil products are traceable after leaving the certified palm oil plantations, RSPO has established a traceability standard (Supply Chain Standard). Companies can obtain a Supply Chain certificate for this, showing that the palm oil and palm oil products sold do indeed come from a certified palm oil plantation.