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In 2018, RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the RSPO Theory of Change (ToC) with the overall vision of making sustainable palm oil the norm.
In March 2019, the RSPO BoG subsequently endorsed the RSPO Governance Review for ‘Reorganisation of Standing Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups’. The Standard Setting Committee was established to provide the direction and contribute to the RSPO standard settings, which may include, but not limited to, the development and/or revision of normative and relevant guidance documents for RSPO members
To oversee the execution of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy and for the RSPO Secretariat to lead the implementation of the planned activities;
To make decisions throughout the implementation of the Smallholder Strategy and to ensure that the guiding principles are respected in the decision making;
To form one (or more) Working Group(s) or Task Force(s) to be responsible for delivering a specific output of the Smallholder Strategy. These subgroups will report back to the SHSC and where appropriate, the Standing Committee will evaluate and decide on the recommendations of the working group(s);
To monitor the overall budget for the implementation of the Smallholder Strategy;
To report to the BoG on matters concerning smallholders.
* final structure to be determined
Jan Hein de Vroe
Lee Kuan Chun
Procter & Gamble
Hiew Koh Thien
N.Y.Hiew Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL)
Solidaridad West Africa
Consumer Goods Manufacturer
Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes
The Smallholder Strategy aims to make the RSPO system more inclusive for smallholders. The SHSC is therefore charged to achieve the three main objectives of the Smallholder Strategy, namely improving smallholders’ livelihoods, increasing the number of smallholders within the RSPO system, and increasing support for smallholder inclusion into the RSPO system.
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ToR - Smallholder Standing Committee
20 Dec 2019