The fees for transactions (shipping announcements) in RSPO eTrace have been reduced from thecurrent USD 1.90 to USD 1.75 for CSPO and from USD 0.85 to USD 0.79 for CSPK.
The Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) requires RSPO members who own and/or manage oil palm plantations (including associated & schemed smallholders, and all other exclusively contracted out growers of fresh fruit bunches) to disclose any land clearance without prior HCV assessment since Nov 2005.
Under the China-UK Collaboration on International Forest Investment and Trade (InFIT) Programme, the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) is producing the Guide for Overseas Investment and Production of Sustainable Palm Oil by Chinese Enterprises.
The RSPO BCHVWG has identified a list of projects that they would be interested to implement this financial year, FY 2015 (July) to FY 2016 (June). Presented in table below are the top priority projects with specific outputs developed by the BCHVWG.
On 16 November 2015, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a not-for-profit organisation based in the UK, published a report titled “Who watches the watchmen? Auditors and the breakdown of oversight in the RSPO”.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has taken action against RSPO member companies / organizations for not submitting the Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP).
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Head Office assessment of Bureau Veritas Certification France from 09.12.2015 to 10.12.2015.
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Head Office assessment of INTERTEK Certification GmbH from 09.12.2015 to 10.12.2015.
Palm oil or palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) can be sourced through four different supply chain models: ’Identity Preserved’, ‘Segregated’, ‘Mass Balance’ and ‘Book and Claim’.
ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Witness assessment of BM TRADA Certification Ltd from 16.11.2015 to 16.11.2015.