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Call for Expression of Interest: Technical Committees of RSPO Standards Review

As part of the five year review of RSPO standards, the RSPO Secretariat is calling for expressions of interest by individuals or organisations with relevant expertise in sustainability standards, standards implementation and/or assessments, social and/or environmental protection, conservation and management and compliance monitoring verification etc., to participate in a range of Technical Committees (TCs) in the formulation of the proposed revised standards.

Representation of the TCs is open to both RSPO members and non-members alike. However, each TC shall have a minimum of two (2) RSPO grower representatives to ensure sufficient participation of stakeholders who are directly impacted by changes to the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C).

The mandate of the TCs is to propose revised indicators, any means of measuring compliance and identify any additional guidance of implementation procedures needed, in order to ensure the continued relevance and effectiveness, in demonstrating that palm oil produced as RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) are credible and inclusive.

Proposals by the TCs will be presented to the Standard Review Task Force (TF) for decision-making. Specific deliverables of the TCs and appointment of TC members shall be determined by the TF, based on  the focus of the standards review, and relevant skills and experience required. 

A brief Term of Reference (ToR) of the TCs can be found here.

Interested in serving on a TC? 

Please send your CV here with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Affiliation
  • Contact details
  • Relevant experience:

    • Experience of implementing and/or assessing compliance to standards, preferably experience relating to RSPO standards, within a relevant stakeholder category of oil palm growers (small, medium, and large).
    • Experience in implementing and/or assessing RSPO key assessments (i.e., High Conservation Value/High Carbon Stock, Social Environmental Impact Assessment, Peat Drainability, GHG, etc), within a relevant category of growers (small, medium, and large).
    • Experience in different and novel approaches - risk-based, use of new technologies, landscape/jurisdictional scale, etc.
    • Ability to provide specific technical input on the RSPO Assurance System and its implementation at different levels (mill and supply base, group, and smallholders).

The deadline to submit your expression of interest to join a TC is 30 April 2022. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amir Afham at amir.afham@rspo.org.

Find out more about the Standards Review Process.