Being an ecological predator hasn’t always been the nature of the Palm Oil industry. In the past, small farmers and their communities had kinder and more sustainable ways of harvesting the palm and enjoying its benefits; unfortunately, the high rise in demand over the last couple decades had the industry involve into a monster that favored large corporations, huge plantations, and an ecologically-reckless, profit-only focused machine devoid of any responsibility or respect for the planet, its wildlife, or its people. At Palm Done Right, their main goal is to return to such practices, in which smaller farmers and their communities could harvest the Palm and thrive from its economical benefits without hurting the land or predating the ecosystem. Through third party bodies of certification and standards, their promise, since 2016 when it was initiated by Natural Habitats as a movement, is to take serious action and do things differently from the excruciating industry that's wiping out orangutan-filled rain forests in SouthEast Asia.

We mapped Palm Done Right to:

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions
  • Protecting Ecosystems/Low Impact
  • Empowering Human Rights
  • Supporting Community

Palm Done Right certifies:

  • Companies
  • Products
  • Suppliers & Manufacturers

Cost to get certified:

Pricing isn’t fully disclosed on their webpage, requesting further information is required.

Do they perform audits on companies:

They don’t fully explain the process of their auditing and certification processes, yet they’re certified and collaborate with organizations such as the USDA, RSPO, Cosmos Certified and Fair for Life fairtrade amongst others.

Standards listed on their website

No, not really. The closest thing there is to their standards is their Promise 2022 sheet.


We couldn’t find any clear-cut controversies on this movement, instead, we decided to add some articles regarding the public opinion on their work as an organization.