The palm oil industry is full of difficult words, including acronyms, initialisms and complex terminology.

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  • ACOP
  • Asset allocation
  • Associated smallholders
  • BAP
  • Benchmark
  • Best management practices
  • Best practice
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity Action Plan
  • Biofuel
  • Biological oxygen demand
  • BMPs
  • BOD
  • Bonded labour
  • Buffer zone
  • Capital
  • Capital growth
  • Carbon cycle
  • Certified sustainable palm oil
  • Chemical oxygen demand
  • CIF
  • COD
  • Commercial viability
  • Commodities
  • Concession
  • Conservation corridor
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CPO
  • Crude palm oil
  • CSPO
  • CSR
  • Customary tenure
  • Degraded land
  • Derivative
  • Due diligence
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecosystems
  • Edge effects
  • EFB
  • Empty fruit bunches
  • Endemic
  • Environmental and social management system
  • Environmental, Social and Governance
  • ESG
  • ESG integration
  • ESMS
  • Ethical investment
  • Eutrophication
  • FFB
  • Fiduciary duty
  • FPIC
  • Fractions
  • Fragmented
  • Free, Prior and Informed Consent
  • Fresh fruit bunches
  • FTSE 100
  • FTSE 250
  • Fund
  • Futures
  • GDP
  • Generalist
  • Geospatial
  • GHGs
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Gross domestic product
  • Haze
  • HCS
  • HCV
  • HCVA
  • Hectare
  • Hedge funds
  • Hedging
  • High carbon stock
  • High conservation value
  • High Conservation Value Areas
  • Hydrogenated
  • Independent smallholders
  • Indigenous
  • Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • International Securities Identification Number
  • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification
  • Investment bank
  • Investment trust
  • IPM
  • ISCC
  • ISIN
  • ISPO
  • Land tenure
  • Landbank
  • Landbank hectarage
  • Legally protected areas
  • Liquidity
  • Livelihood
  • Local community
  • Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Manufacturer
  • Market capitalization
  • Microclimate
  • Miller
  • Monoculture
  • MSPO
  • Net income
  • NGO
  • Non-governmental organisation
  • Nucleus
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Oleochemicals
  • Open habitat
  • Outgrowers
  • Palm kernel
  • Palm Oil Innovation Group
  • Palm oil mill effluent
  • Peatland
  • Pension fund
  • Perseroan Terbatas
  • PK
  • Plasma
  • POIG
  • Pollutant Standards Index
  • POME
  • Portfolio
  • Primary forest
  • PT
  • RA/SAN
  • Rainforest Alliance/Sustainable Agriculture Network
  • Rebalancing
  • Refiner
  • Rehabilitated agricultural land
  • Responsible investment standards
  • Retailer
  • Riparian buffer
  • Riparian reserve
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • RSB
  • RSPO
  • Saturated fat
  • Scheme smallholders
  • Security
  • SEDOL
  • SEIA
  • Shareholder
  • Shares
  • Slash and burn
  • Smallholders
  • Social and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • SPOM
  • SRI
  • Stakeholder nominations
  • Stock Exchange Daily Official List
  • Stranded asset
  • Subsidiary
  • Subsistence farming
  • Sustainable and Responsible Investment
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto
  • Systemic risk
  • Task force
  • Tax revenue
  • Trader
  • Trans-fats
  • Translocation
  • Transparency
  • Unsaturated fat
  • Vertical integration
  • Volatility
  • Whistleblowing
  • Zero burning

 

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