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Biodiversity & HCV Working Group

Background

The RSPO is committed to the conservation of primary forests and high conservation value (HCV) areas within the context of sustainably managed landscapes, through RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018, Criterion 7.12 

Additionally, the RSPO New Planting Procedure (NPP), which was first approved by the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) in September 2009 for implementation from 1st January 2010 further elaborates the requirements for the identification, management, and monitoring of any area(s) required to protect or enhance HCVs.

What are High Conservation Values (HCVs)?

All landscapes possess inherent conservation values, including the presence of rare or endemic species, provision of ecosystem services, sacred sites, or resources harvested by local residents.

HCVs are biological, ecological, social or cultural values that are considered outstandingly significant or critically important at a national, regional or global level. There are six categories of HCVs, as follows:

RSPO Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group (BHCVWG)

The RSPO BHCVWG was established in 2010 to provide strategic and technical advice to support the effective implementation of relevant RSPO P&C.

The BHCVWG will oversee efforts to reach the following overarching objectives or strategically important tasks:

  • Ensure effective implementation of the HCV approach to support the production, processing, procurement and use of sustainable palm oil
  • Support effective integration of the HCV approach into RSPO P&C, both in the development of new plantations and for existing plantations
  • Ensure that biodiversity and HCVs are effectively conserved and monitored over time, and work to advise RSPO Secretariat to address challenges with implementation
  • Support the RSPO in the application of the HCV framework by screening, reviewing and improving HCV assessment, management, and monitoring processes
  • Support the implementation of the Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) and improve the procedure accordingly
  • Work to ensure alignment, support, and knowledge sharing with national level HCV initiatives
  • Provide technical advice to the RSPO Secretariat upon request and feed into BHCVWG-related tasks of other working groups and task forces when required.

Composition of the RSPO BHCVWG

Co-chairs:

Harjinder Kler - HUTAN

Lee Swee Yin - Sime Darby Plantation

Members

 

Substantives

Alternates

Growers

Gotz Martin – Golden Agri-Resources Ltd

Martin Mach – Bumitama

Laila Wilfred – OLAM

Fanny Roussel - SIPEF

Pedro Cerrate – Femexpalma

Ambang Wijaya – Golden Agri-Resources Ltd

Lim Sian Choo – Bumitama

Audrey Lee - OLAM

Environmental NGO

Anne Rosenbarger – WRI

Benjamin Loh – WWF

Michael Guindon – ZSL

Cahyo Nugroho – FFI

Bukti Bagja – WRI

Tahirah Banu – WWF

 

Erlangga Muhammad - FFI

Social NGO

Lanash Thanda - SEPA

Marcus Colchester – FPP

 

Patrick Anderson – FPP

Processors & Traders

Chin Sing Yun – Wilmar Group

Dr. Gan Lian Tiong – PT Musim Mas

Edrin Moss – Wilmar Group

Related Information

Resources
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Biodiversity & High Conservation Value Working Group Terms of Reference
ENG
13 Dec 2018
Biodiversity & High Conservation Value Working Group Code of Conduct
ENG
13 Dec 2018
40th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 22 January 2019 - KL Sentral - Kuala Lumpur
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05 Aug 2019
39th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 12 November 2018 - Kota Kinabalu - Sabah
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05 Aug 2019
38th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 28 & 29 June 2018 - Paris - France
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05 Aug 2019
37th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 15 & 16 April 2018 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
36th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 26 November 2017 - Bali - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
35th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 8 & 9 August 2017 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
34th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 4 & 5 April 2017 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
33rd BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 6 November 2016 - Bangkok - Thailand
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13 Dec 2018
32nd BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 26 & 27 July 2016 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
31st BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 22 & 23 March 2016 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
30th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 13 November 2015 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
29th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 6 August 2015 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
28th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 7 May 2015 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
27th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 6 February 2015 - Jakarta - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
26th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 27 November 2014 - Bali - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
25th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 11 & 12 September 2014 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
24th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 16 April 2014 - Serpong - Indonesia (with Annexes)
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13 Dec 2018
23rd BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 20 & 21 January 2014 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia (with Annexes)
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13 Dec 2018
22nd BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 19 October 2013 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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14 Dec 2018
21st BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 19 June 2013 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
20th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 18 March 2013 - Singapore
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13 Dec 2018
19th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 29 November 2012 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
18th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 11 September 2012 - Jakarta - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
17th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 14 June 2012 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
16th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 21 Febraury 2012 - Bali - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
15th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 21 November 2011 - Kota Kinabalu - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
14th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 4 October 2011 - Jakarta - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
13th BHCVWG Meeting Minutes - 22 July 2011 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
12th BHCV Meeting Minutes - 6 June 2011 - Jakarta - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
10th BTC Meeting Minutes - 9 Feb 2011 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018
3rd BTC Meeting Minutes - 29 Sept 2009 - (Teleconference)
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13 Dec 2018
2nd BTC Meeting Minutes - 13 June 2009 - Jakarta - Indonesia
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13 Dec 2018
1st BTC Meeting Minutes - 15 April 2009 - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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13 Dec 2018