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Public Consultation on RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard and Systems Documents

The Supply Chain Certification Task Force (SCCS TF) was established in April 2019 with the aim to review, integrate, and update the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS) documents, including the Supply Chain Certification (SCC) in the Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018. The Task Force has also evaluated the current practices and procedures related to the SCC and made recommendations on changes to facilitate its implementation in palm oil supply chains. 

The revised draft of the RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard is now open for public consultation. This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the SCC requirements for organisations and within the P&C 2018.

The public consultation of the SCCS will last for 60 days from 5 July to 4 September 2019. Please download the revised draft of the SCCS and the SCC requirements in the P&C 2018 here. Subsequently, please answer the individual questions in the survey here

Furthermore, the RSPO SCC Systems is a document used by the accreditation body to accredit certification bodies operating the RSPO SCCS certification scheme. This document provides requirements for:

  • a certification body to be accredited as being a competent body, capable of undertaking audits and issuing certificates of conformance against the RSPO SCCS (accreditation requirements).

  • a certification process against the requirements of the RSPO SCCS.

The revised draft of the RSPO SCC Systems is now open for public consultation. It will last for 60 days from 18 July to 17 September 2019. Please download the revised draft of the SCC Systems here. Subsequently, please answer the individual questions in the survey here

A face-to-face consultation workshop will also be organised in the Netherlands on 20  August in Zoetermeer. Registration is required via info.eu@rspo.org. Additional workshops will be held in Asia on 27 August in Kuala Lumpur and 29 August in Jakarta. We will make an announcement about these events soon with additional information, including venue details. 

In addition, webinars will be held on 15  August (in Spanish) from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, UTC- 5 Bogota, Quito, Lima (please register for this webinar here and for further information, please contact katherin.ibarra@rspo.org); and on  22 August (in English) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am CEST (please register here and for further information, please contact info.eu@rspo.org).