Trade & Traceability Standing Committee

The continual expansion of the RSPO, - in membership, activities, global receptivity (both friendly and hostile), and issues it has to deal with, needs an increasing degree of distributed management for it to keep pace. Methods that attempt to involve the entire Board Of Governors (BOG), let alone the entire organisation, in each and every detail will be unmanageable and waste time and money without necessarily resulting in better outcomes. Four standing committees Standards & Certification, Trade & Traceability, Communications & Claims, and Finance - could adequately cover most of the current work of the RSPO.

Each Standing Committee (SC) shall comprise of members from the Board Of Governors and from among RSPO members or their respective alternates. The Board Of Governors, at its sole discretion, may propose changes to the composition of the Standing Committee, for it to serve RSPO better. Membership is honorary and participation voluntary and all contributions duly acknowledged. Lack of positive involvement over a continuous period of 12 months will suggest withdrawal from the SC irrespective of notification or otherwise. The SC shall decide leadership and functionaries from among its members. The SC, at its behest, may invite non-RSPO member participation on terms and conditions it prefers, but such non-RSPO member participation cannot assume leadership of the SC. RSPO Secretariat will provide facilitation resources to all SCs.

The brief for the Trade & Traceability Standing Committee (T&T SC) derives from TERMS OF REFERENCE Develop and provide various options for trading in sustainable palm oil for varied markets without diluting the credibility of RSPO sustainable palm oil.

  • Engage expertise to set up computerised traceability systems to track movement of sustainable palm oil through existing commodity chains.
  • Develop safeguards against blurring of delineations between sustainably and unsustainably produced palm oil.

Trade & Traceability Standing Committee as per March 2016

Adam Thomas Growers
Alasdair McGregor Certification Bodies
Alien ten Kleij Certification Bodies
Bob Norman GreenPalm
Daphne Hameeteman Processors and Traders
David Ogg Consultants
Ed McPhillimy Consumer Goods Manufacturers
Eddy Esselink  Trade Associations
Erin Logan Consultants
Filipe Guerrero Growers
Harald Sauthoff Processors and Traders
Helen Scholey Processors and Traders
Ilmari Lastikka Processors and Traders
Inke van der Sluijs RSPO secretariat
Jan van Driel RSPO secretariat
Joshua Lim Processors and Traders
Judith Murdoch Processors and Traders
Laura de Gruijter Processors and Traders
Marieke Leegwater NGO's
Melissa Yeoh Felda
Paula den Hartog UTZ Certified
Qua Kiat Seng Processors and Traders
Robbert Kessels Growers
Ruth Newsome Consumer Goods Manufacturers
Salahudin Yaacob RSPO Secretariat
Sandra Mulder NGO's
Sharon Wilts Jansen Consumer Goods Manufacturers
Sietse Buisman Processors and Traders
Siti Rosemina Processors and Traders
Wai-Tuck Choong Processors and Traders

EB Trade & Traceability Standing Committee

This Standing Committee looks into supply chain issues to get RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from growers to consumers. The WG comprises BOG members and volunteer RSPO members, mostly from supply chain categories, such and Processors & Traders, and NGO representatives on the Board. The Standing Committee is chaired by Hidde van Kersen, Board Of Governors Member, Sustainability Director of Loders Croklaan Europe.

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