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Update: Call for Participation in the Formation of the RSPO New Planting Procedure Revision Subgroup

Updates: The nomination period is now extended to 1st July 2020 to allow the interested parties to submit their nomination. As of 24th June 2020, we still have empty seat for the following sector:

- Grower RoW - 1 seat left

- Social and Environmental NGO - 3 seat

- Supply Chain - 2 seat left

- Financial Institution - 1 seat

The RSPO New Planting Procedure (NPP) consists of a set of assessments and verification activities to be conducted by growers, and verified by certification bodies (CBs), prior to any new oil palm development. Since the adoption of the RSPO NPP in 2009, the procedure has been a critical requirement for the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) for compliance with responsible new plantings by growers. 

With the adoption of the 2018 P&C by RSPO members, adjustments to the NPP document are now required. As such, the RSPO Secretariat has produced a new draft of the NPP to reflect the necessary changes, which also incorporate lessons learned. The draft has been put out for public consultation and stakeholders have provided many inputs and suggestions. There are a number of elements highlighted from the exercise that require further discussion, hence the formation of this subgroup.

The rationale for the formation of this subgroup is to ensure all technicalities on the revision of the NPP document reflect the practicality and have a pragmatic approach that upholds the spirit of responsible new planting by RSPO oil palm growers. 

With this, the RSPO Secretariat wishes to invite all interested stakeholders to participate in the formation of this subgroup to discuss a constructive way forward. You may express your interest by emailing nppcomments@rspo.org. Please note that nomination closes on 12th June 2020 (5.30pm MYT).

For more detailed information, please refer to the Terms of Reference (ToR) below.