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RSPO LUCA GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

The Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) was endorsed by the Board of Governors on 16th November 2015. At the time of endorsement, the following Annexes were still in preparation:

  • Annex 3: LUCA Guidance
  • Annex 4: Land Use Cover Reporting Checklist
  • Annex 9: Monitoring Report Template

While Annex 9 is still being developed, the Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group (BHCVWG) has completed Annex 3 and Annex 4. These Annexes serve as guidance documents to conduct the LUCA required under the RaCP.

Each Annex is made up of two parts:

Annex 3:

  • Annex 3: LUCA Guidance Document
  • Annex 3a: LUCA Reporting Template

Annex 4:

  • Annex 4: LUCA Reporting Checklist Table
  • Annex 4a: Land Cover Interpretation Examples

You can download both Annexes from the Supplementary Materials page. The LUCA Guidance document (Annex 3 and Annex 4) will enter into force on 13 September 2017.  All grower members are given a 3-month transition period to conduct LUCA based on the Annexes.  

What does this mean for growers ?

a) Ongoing LUCAs

Growers who are currently undergoing the LUCA process using the previous guidance do not need to use Annex 3 and Annex 4.

b) New LUCAs within the transition period (13 September - 13 December 2017)

Growers can choose to conduct the LUCA based on the previous guidance, or adopt the LUCA guidance (Annex 3 and Annex 4).

c) New LUCAs after 13 December 2017

Beginning 14 December 2017, the use of Annex 3 and Annex 4 is mandatory and the previous guidance will be deemed obsolete.

Please contact rspocompensation@rspo.org or khing.suli@rspo.org if you have any questions regarding the LUCA guidance.