The RSPO and the HCV Resource Network produce a guidance on reporting requirements for RSPO's HCV assessments and this document has been finalized during the RSPO’s Biodiversity and HCV Working Group Meeting.
- Who should use/ refer to this guidance?
HCV assessors, certification bodies and RSPO’s grower members
- What are the main purposes of this guidance?
i. To ensure RSPO’s HCV reports are credible and robust
ii. To help managers to set out terms of reference for contracted HCV assessors
- What are the key elements of a credible HCV report?
A credible HCV report should include status, executive summary, introduction and public summary, scope, HCV assessment team, methods, landscape context, findings, HCV management, monitoring, conclusion, appendices and references.
An office assessment of Intertek Certification GmbH against RSPO requirements will take place on 20 & 21 September 2012. ASI welcomes objective comments from interested stakeholders on the performance of Intertek Certification GmbH as an RSPO (SCCS)-approved certification body.