In 2015, the Palm Oil Innovation Group worked together with a number of leading consumer goods manufacturers and retailers to develop and finalise a POIG Charter for Retailers and Manufacturers. In November 2015, the Charter for Retailers and Manufacturers was released. This received an update in September 2019 alongside the release of the Charter Indicators.
The group further agreed to a new set of indicators for its Retailer & Manufacturer (RM) members, setting our stringent requirements for the procurement of sustainable and responsible palm oil. The indicators provide additional guidance and mandate ambitious targets and workplans to achieve this. The new indicators also provide guidelines for transparency on suppliers and grievance procedures aligned with best-in-class practice in the industry.