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Standard Standing Committee

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.


  • Identify gaps or grey areas within the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and Indicators that require clarification for the ease of practical applicability for RSPO members.
  • Ensure the interpretation of the Criteria, Indicators and Guidance for the various socio-environmental conditions under which palm oil is produced is clear and concise without compromising the P&C, and definition of certified sustainable palm oil.
  • Provide clarity concerning RSPO Standards for its members, when needed.
  • Ensure the realisation of the RSPO ToC strategic goals.


* final structure to be determined

Members (2019 - 2021)



Membership Sectors

Lee Kuan Yee (Co-Chair)

Malaysia Palm Oil Association (MPOA)

Oil Palm Grower (Malaysia)

Olivier Tichit (Co-Chair)

Musim Mas

Processor / Trader

Anne Rosenbarger

World Resources Institute

Environmental NGO

Lim Sian Choo


Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)

Ian Orrell

New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL)

Oil Palm Grower

Audrey Lee

OLAM Group

Oil Palm Grower (ROW)

Jenny Walther

Sustainable Biomass Program

Environmental NGO

Paula den Hartog

Rainforest Alliance

Social NGO

Koji Sato

KAO Corporation

Consumer Goods Manufacturer

Faryda Linderman

NNI Partners

Financial Institution


Name Designation
Julia Majail (Lead) Standard Development Director

Related Information

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1. General
16 Jul 2020
2. Events
16 Jul 2020
3. Minutes of Meeting
16 Jul 2020
4. Action Tracker
16 Jul 2020
5. Documents Development
16 Jul 2020