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Endorsement of Gabon National Interpretation 2020

The Gabon National Interpretation (Gabon NI) of the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018  was endorsed by the Board of Governors (BoG) on 3 September 2020. The Gabon NI 2020 supersedes the Gabon NI 2017 document, which was previously being used for certification of plantations and mills in Gabon.

The NI’s for Gabon has been developed by the Gabon NI Working Group (Gabon NI-WG), with balanced representation from all stakeholder groups. Numerous physical meetings were held prior to finalising the document and in compliance with international best practices, public consultations have also been held to create awareness and gather feedback and comments on this NI documents.

Prior to endorsement by the BoG, the document was reviewed by the RSPO Secretariat and submitted to the RSPO Standards Standing Committee (SSC) for approval. The Gabon NI document is effective immediately and is available for download here. All Certification Bodies and members are required to use the document for all audits conducted after the release of this announcement.

For further information or clarification, please contact certification@rspo.org