RSPO Secretariat has issued a statement on 15 November 2016 announcing the ratification of Resolution 6f at the recent GA in Bangkok. The Resolution demanded a reprieve from the New Planting Procedures (NPP) for all smallholders – independent, scheme or associated – until a review of the updated NPP guidance document is completed within 6 months of the announcement.
The first RSPO Peatland Working Group (PLWG) was established in 2010 and operated till late 2012, and produced i) RSPO Manual on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Existing Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat; and ii) RSPO Manual on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Management and Rehabilitation of Natural Vegetation associated with Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat.
An increasing number of corporations are actively integrating sustainability principles into their businesses, such as integrating green technologies and embracing sustainable practices across their operations. The switch towards this paradigm have reaped rewards such as increased company value through growth, retention of employees, capturing of new market niches and gained investor confidence.
ASI will conduct an RSPO P&C (Single Site & Group) Witness assessment of Control Union (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. from 23.01.2017 to 30.01.2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Head Office assessment of NSF Knight Limited from 24/01/2017 to 25/01/2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Witness assessment of Bureau Veritas Certification Hong Kong Limited from 12.01.2017 to 13.01.2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS;RSPO P&C (Single Site & Group) Head Office assessment of PT TUV Rheinland Indonesia from 30.01.2017 to 31.01.2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS;RSPO P&C (Single Site & Group) Head Office assessment of PT SGS Indonesia from 02.02.2017 to 03.02.2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO P&C Compliance assessment of PT SAI Global Indonesia from 10.01.2017 to 13.01.2017
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Witness assessment of BSI Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd. from 20.02.2017 to 20.02.2017