STATUS OF COMPLAINTS: HERACKLES FARMS
|Posted on 04 September 2012|
Statement by the RSPO
In relation to complaint on Herakles Farms September 4, 2012
The RSPO has received a letter from Herakles Farms dated 24 Aug 2012 stating the company’s decision to withdraw their membership from the RSPO.
The RSPO regrets this withdrawal of membership by Herakles Farms. This action pre-empts recommendations from the RSPO Complaints Panel to further verify the allegations made by the complainants.
The RSPO remains committed towards the process of ensuring its members comply with its Code of Conduct towards the production and promotion of sustainable palm oil. Information on the RSPO Complaints system can be accessed at http://www.rspo.org/en/complaints_system_introduction.
DetailsCompany: Herakles Farms
Complainants registered within the 30 day consultation period of the New Plantings Procedure (NPP) :
Complainants registered after the NPP consultation period: Greenpeace
Date Filed: 01/03/2012 - 10/05/2012
Nature of complaint: Infringement of RSPO Principle & Criteria: Principle 7: Responsible development of new plantings
Attachment - Membership withdrawal letter from Herakles Farms
Attachment - Letter from the RSPO