New Planting Procedure

RSPO Procedures for New Plantings (NPP)

New oil palm plantings from 1st January 2010 are to be in accordance with the RSPO Procedures for New Plantings (NPP). New oil palm plantings in the context of these procedures mean lands planned or proposed for oil palm plantings but upon which no work towards that end has commenced as at 1st January 2010. The new procedures are specified in the following documents and guidance. The guidance also provides for lands where work has commenced or where work has commenced on part of the land.

Key steps of NPP including:

  1. Conduct Impact Assessment (HCV assessment must be conducted RSPO approved Lead Assessors)
  2. Prepare Implementation Plan
  3. Verification by Certification Body
  4. Public Notification on RSPO Website for at least 30 days
  5. Proceed with new plantings if no comment, or the company has to address the comments made upon satisfactory resolution the company may proceed with new proposed development. If not, the comment will be escalated to Complaints Panel.
Attachments
RSPO Procedures for New Plantings - Integrated Process Flow Chart  
RSPO High Level Flow Chart for New Plantings Procedures.pdf
RSPO Detailed Process Flow for New Plantings Procedures.pdf
RSPO Procedures for New Plantings - guidance document.pdf  
RSPO-NPP: format for stakeholder notification.pdf  
RSPO-NPP:Template for Summary Report of Assessments.pdf  
RSPO-NPP:Template for Summary Report of Planning & Management.pdf
RSPO Approved HCV Assessors  
Announcement on new inclusions to the New Planting Procedure (NPP) submissions after 1st August 2014.

In order to facilitate the implementation of new elements introduced in Principle 7 of the RSPO P&C 2013, and at the recommendation of the ERWG (with regards to Criterion 7.8), the RSPO Board of Governors has approved the implementation date of 1st August 2014 for compliance to these new elements. Please download the announcement document below for more details.

Announcement on new inclusions to NPP submissions after 1st Aug 2014
 

New Planting Procedure Notification for Public consultation

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