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Trade & Traceability Standing Committee

The continual expansion of the RSPO, - in membership, activities, global receptivity (both friendly and hostile), and issues it has to deal with, needs an increasing degree of distributed management for it to keep pace. Methods that attempt to involve the entire Board Of Governors (BOG), let alone the entire organisation, in each and every detail will be unmanageable and waste time and money without necessarily resulting in better outcomes. Four standing committees Standards & Certification, Trade & Traceability, Communications & Claims, and Finance - could adequately cover most of the current work of the RSPO.

Each Standing Committee (SC) shall comprise of members from the Board Of Governors and from among RSPO members or their respective alternates. The Board Of Governors, at its sole discretion, may propose changes to the composition of the Standing Committee, for it to serve RSPO better. Membership is honorary and participation voluntary and all contributions duly acknowledged. Lack of positive involvement over a continuous period of 12 months will suggest withdrawal from the SC irrespective of notification or otherwise. The SC shall decide leadership and functionaries from among its members. The SC, at its behest, may invite non-RSPO member participation on terms and conditions it prefers, but such non-RSPO member participation cannot assume leadership of the SC. RSPO Secretariat will provide facilitation resources to all SCs.

The brief for the Trade & Traceability Standing Committee (T&T SC) derives from TERMS OF REFERENCE Develop and provide various options for trading in sustainable palm oil for varied markets without diluting the credibility of RSPO sustainable palm oil.

  • Engage expertise to set up computerised traceability systems to track movement of sustainable palm oil through existing commodity chains.
  • Develop safeguards against blurring of delineations between sustainably and unsustainably produced palm oil.

TRADE & TRACEABILITY STANDING COMMITTEE AS PER DECEMBER 2017 

Name Stakeholder category

Adam Thomas

Growers

Adiya Mishra

NGO

Alasdair McGregor

Certification Bodies

Alien ten Kleij

Certification Bodies

Ashwin Selvaraj

RSPO secretariat

Caroline Westerik

Processors and traders

Daphne Hameeteman

 

 Processors and traders

Ed McPhillimy

Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Eddy Esselink

Trade Associations

Elise Muijzert

NGO

Filipe Guerrero

Growers

Helen Scholey

Processors and traders

Inke van der Sluijs

RSPO secretariat

Jenny Walther Toss

NGO

Jonathan Escolar

Consultants

Joshua Lim

Processors and traders

Laura de Gruijter

Processors and traders

Lesley Marson

Consumer Goods Manufacturers

Marieke Leegwater

NGO

Mark Wong

Processors and traders

Paula den Hartog

Service Provider

Petra Meekers

Processors and traders

Premalatha Mogan

RSPO secretariat

Qua Kiat Seng

Processors and traders

Rina Rahayu

Processors and traders

Robbert Kessels

Growers

Salahudin Yaacob

RSPO secretariat

Sietse Buisman

Processors and traders

Siti Rosemina

Processors and traders

Tobias Zobel

Processors and traders

Tomas Lundin

Retailer

Wai-Tuck Choong

Processors and traders

 

Trade & Traceability Standing Committee

This Standing Committee looks into supply chain issues to get RSPO certified sustainable palm oil from growers to consumers. The SC comprises volunteer RSPO members, mostly from supply chain categories, such and Processors & Traders, Consumer Goods Manufacturers and NGO representatives. The Standing Committee is chaired by Eddy Esselink of MVO (Dutch chain organisation for oils and fats).


T&T Meeting Minutes 13 March 2018
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T&T Meeting Minutes 27 November 2017
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T&T Meeting 16 March 2017
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T&T Meeting 22 September 2016
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T&T SC - Minutes 13 April 2011
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T&T SC - Minutes 9 June 2011
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