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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.

Responsibility

  • 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.

Overview

* final structure to be determined

Members (2019 - 2021)

Name Organisation Membership Sectors

Lee Kuan Yee    

(Co-Chair)

KLK Oil Palm Grower (Malaysia)

Olivier Tichit

(Co-Chair)

Musim Mas Processor / Trader
Anne Rosenbarger    World Resources Institute Environmental NGO
Lim Sian Choo Bumitama Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)
Ian Orrell New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL) Oil Palm Grower
Michael Guindon Zoological Society London Environmental NGO
Paula den Hartog Rainforest Alliance Social NGO
Koji Sato KAO Corporation Consumer Goods Manufacturer

Secretariat

Name Designation
Julia Majail (Lead) Standard Development Director

Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes

The Standard Standing Committee is responsible to ensure that 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. It also functions to provide clarity concerning RSPO Standards and ensure the realisation of the RSPO Theory of Change strategic goals.

Related Information

Resources
Title Language Modified *
Last modified date of master document
ToR - Standard Standing Committee
ENG
20 Dec 2019
01 Minutes of Meeting SCC - 19th Aug 2019
ENG
20 Dec 2019