NEWS & EVENTS

RSPO 14th General Assembly (GA14) Summary Report

Announcements, 07 December 2017

The 14th Annual General Assembly (GA14) of members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was held at the Grand Hyatt Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 1500 hours (GMT+8).

A summary of voters and the voting results of GA14 are listed below.

Attendance and e-Voters

Sector Physical Proxy e-vote total
Oil Palm Growers 24 7 17 48
Palm Oil Processors & Traders 11 12 43 66
Consumer Goods Manufacturers 5 3 28 36
Retailers 4 4 7 15
Banks and Investors 1 3 5 9
Environmental or Conservation NGOs 15 4 5 24
Social or Developmental NGOs 9 1 0 10
TOTAL 69 34 105 208

 

VOTING RESULTS OF ITEMS AND RESOLUTIONS AT GA14.

Agenda item/resolutions voting results

Agenda Item 5:

To receive and adopt the Treasurer's Report and the RSPO's Financial Statement for the year ended 30 June 2017.

Approved:

For - 190

Against - 4

Abstain - 14

Resolution 6a:

To confirm the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the auditors of the RSPO for the financial year ending 30 June 2018.​

Approved:

For - 192

Against - 6

Abstain - 10 

Resolution 6b:

Relocation of the De Facto RSPO Executive Office to Jakarta, Indonesia

Rejected

For - 54

Against - 144

Abstain - 10

Resolution 6c:

Strengthening the RSPO Executive Office

Rejected

For - 65

Against - 137

Abstain - 6 

Resolution 6d:

Generation of sustainability practices and fair trade for independent mills
Withdrawn

Resolution 6e:

Enhancing credibility of the "Annual Communications of Progress"

Rejected

For - 73

Against - 126

Abstain - 9

Resolution 6f:

Balanced representation in the RSPO General Assembly voting process based on membership category

Approved

For - 137

Against - 61

Spoilt - 1

Abstain - 9

Resolution 6g:

Official recognition of IGC endorsed Indonesian RSPO grower member representatives within all RSPO forums, as formally representing the Indonesian Growers Caucus (IGC)

Approved

For - 101

Against - 80

Spoilt - 2

Abstain - 25

Resolution 6h:

Relocation of the RSPO Secretariat Office to Jakarta, Indonesia

Rejected

For - 63

Against - 132

Spoilt - 1

Abstain - 12 

Resolution 6i:

Resolution to Amend The Statutes of the RSPO and the Code of Conduct for members to formalise the role of the Complaints and Appeals Panel

Approved

For - 167

Against - 31

Abstain - 10 

 

ELECTION OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Oil Palm Growers:
Malaysia: MPOA is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and MPOA will serve another term as no other nominations have been received. MPOA
Indonesia: PT Agro Harapan Lestari is retiring and not available for re-election. One nomination was received for Golden Agri-Resources Ltd and they will assume the seat for a term as no other nominations have been received. Golden Agri-Resources Ltd
   
Processors & Traders:
IOI Loders Croklaan (IOI Group) is retiring and not available for re-election. One nomination was received for Wilmar International Limited and they will assume the seat for a term as no other nominations have been received. Wilmar International Limited
 
Consumer Goods Manufacturers
Unilever is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and Unilever will serve another term as no other nominations have been received. Unilever
 
Retailers
Marks & Spencer is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and Marks & Spencer will serve another term as no other nominations have been received. Marks & Spencer
 
Banks & Investors
HSBC is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and HSBC will serve another term as no other nominations have been received.  HSBC
 
Environmental NGOs
World Resources Institute is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and World Resources Institute will serve another term as no other nominations have been received. World Resources Institute
 
Social NGOs
Oxfam International is retiring and available for re-election. There will be no election and Oxfam International will serve another term as no other nominations have been received. Oxfam International