An RSPO Credit represents 1 tonne of certified sustainable palm oil, certified sustainable palm kernel oil or certified sustainable palm kernel expeller plus all of the above but distinctively produced by independent smallholders. It is also possible to produce or buy RSPO NEXT Credits. The credit ‘represents’ the one tonne of palm oil product in the sense that for every credit bought, a premium goes to the producer that has put its efforts in making sure one tonne of palm oil is produced according to the RSPO Principles and Critera. In the case of RSPO NEXT credits, producers have exceeded these criteria even further. It also means that, as the buyer of these credits, you do not receive the physical certified palm oil, but your physical palm oil usage is accounted for by credits. This way, you are offsetting your palm oil usage by investing in a more sustainable market.