NEWS & EVENTS

Annual Communication On Progress (ACOP) reporting opens 17 March 2017 - closes 19 May 2017

Announcements, 14 April 2017

It is that time of the year for Ordinary and Affiliate members of the RSPO to submit their ACOP for the reporting period 1st January 2016 - 31st December 2016.

RSPO SCCS 2017 Witness Assessment of Exova (UK) Ltd trading as Exova BM Trada

Announcements, 14 April 2017

ASI will conduct an RSPO SCCS Witness assessment of Exova (UK) Ltd trading as Exova BM Trada from 20.04.2017 to 20.04.2017

Calling for Members’ Sharing of Expertise, Experiences and Challenges Relating to Peatland Drainability Assessment

Announcements, 06 April 2017

RSPO Peatland Working Group 2 recently convened to update guidance produced by the PLWG (2010-2012) and provide additional guidance in relation to RSPO P&C 2013.

Endorsement of The Interim Measures and Formalization of The Task Force to Tackle The Remediation and Compensation Procedure ( RaCP) for Independent Smallholders

Announcements, 27 March 2017

On 6th March 2017, the Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the recommendation made by the Smallholder Working Group (SHWG) and the Biodiversity and High Conservation Values Working Group (BHCVWG), on the need to develop the Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) for Independent Smallholders (ISH), as well as the interim measures during the developmental stage of the procedure.

RSPO BoG endorsed Gabon NI (GA NI 2017)

Announcements, 27 March 2017

The RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) has endorsed the Gabon National Interpretation (GA NI) document on 6th March 2017. GANI 2017, as it is known, is based on the RSPO P&C 2013.

Extraordinary Public Consultation on RSPO Standard Operating Procedure for Standards Setting and Review

Announcements, 22 March 2017

The RSPO SOP for Standards Setting and Review (Draft v9 March 2017) sets out the procedures that shall be followed by those involved in RSPO standard development activities, including RSPO National Interpretations of the RSPO P&C. This extraordinary public consultation period lasts 30 days, from the 22nd of March 2017 until including 20th of April 2017.

Extraordinary Public Consultation on RSPO Certifications Systems

Announcements, 22 March 2017

The RSPO Certifications Systems: FINAL DRAFT JANUARY 2017 sets out the requirements and procedures that shall be followed by the accreditation body (AB) and certification bodies (CBs) in the RSPO certification process for certifying compliance with the RSPO P&C. This extraordinary public consultation period​ will last 30 days, from the 22nd of March 2017 until including 20th of April 2017.

Extraordinary Public Consultation on RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard

Announcements, 22 March 2017

The RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard: Version 2, November 2016 sets out the requirements and procedures that shall be followed by organisations seeking or holding supply chain certification. This extraordinary public consultation period will last 30 days, from the 22nd of March 2017 until including 20th of April 2017.

Extraordinary Public Consultation on RSPO Supply Chain Certification System

Announcements, 22 March 2017

​The RSPO Supply Chain Certification System: Version 2, November 2016 sets out the requirements and procedures that shall be followed by the accreditation body (AB) and certification bodies (CBs) in the RSPO certification process for certifying members against the Supply Chain Certification Standard. This extraordinary public consultation period will last 30 days, from the 22nd of March 2017 until including 20th of April 2017.

Terms of Reference for Members of the RSPO P&C Review Taskforce 2017

Announcements, 22 March 2017

Following best practices, RSPO is now planning for a second review of its Principles and Criteria. The RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) at its recent meeting, has endorsed the attached Terms of Reference for P&C Review Task Force which provide steps and timeline for the process.