Principles & Criteria review


In line with ISEAL best practices, that the standards remain relevant and reflect stakeholder understanding of good sustainability practices,the RSPO P&C 2013 will be completely reviewed again and subsequently submitted for ratification by the General Assembly of RSPO by November 2018.

Prior to the revision in 2018, any changes to the standard must be through recommendation made by the appointed RSPO Taskforce (as below) and approved by the General Assembly of the RSPO. Should you have queries on the matter, please send it through our askRSPO system and we will revert to you as soon as possible.


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Terms of reference

Terms of Reference for Members of the RSPO P&C Review Task Force 2017
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Task force members

Category Name Organisation
Indonesian  (INA) Growers Substantive
  Lim Sian Choo Bumitama Agri Ltd
  Ismu Zulfikar Golden Agri-Resources Ltd
  Rudy Prasetya Triputra Agro Persada
  Wilton Simanjuntak Goodhope Asia Holdings Ltd
  Richard Kan Golden Agri-Resources Ltd
  Martin Mach Bumitama Agri Ltd
Malaysian (MY) Growers Substantives
  Chew Jit Seng Genting Plantations Berhad
  Sin Chuan Eng Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  Sabarinah Marzuky Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd
  Tang Men Kon Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd
  Lee Kuan Yee Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  K. Ilangovan Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad
Rest of the World (ROW) Growes Substantives
  Olivier Tichit SIPEF GROUP
  Alwi Hafiz Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc
  Tulio Dias Agropalma
  Audrey Lee Olam International Limited
  Ian Orrell New Britain Palm Oil
  Merclin Lopez Agrocaribe
Small Holder (SH) Grower Substantives
  Ismail Samingin​ FELDA
  Darto Mansuetus Alsy Hanu Syarikat Petani Kelapa Sawit
  Rosemary Addico  Solidaridad West Africa
  Jan Pierre Jarin OLEANA
  Dr Reza Azmi Wild Asia
  Vacant Vacant
Supply Chain Substantives
  Perpetua George  Wilmar International Limited (Processors)
  Petra Meekers Musim Mas (Processors)
  Hugo Byrnes Alhold Delhaize (Retailers)
  Cherie Tan Unilever (Consumer Goods Manufacturers)
  Lee Kuanchun Procter & Gamble (Consumer Goods Manufacturers)
  Ghislaine Nadaud ABN, AMRO, Singapore (Financial Institutions)
  Alexandra Experton Cargill Incorporated (Processors)
  Bremen Yong Apical (Processors)
  Belinda Howell Retailers' Palm Oil & Soy Groups (Retailers)
  Samantha Bramley Standard Chartered (Financial Institutions)
  Laure d’Astorg French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil  (Consumer Goods Manufacturers)
  Andreas Knoell FONAP / REWE (Retailers, CGMF)
Environmental Non-Govermental Organisations (ENGO) Substantives
  Steve Krecik Rainforest Alliance
  Michelle Desiletes Orangutan Land Trust
  Faizal Parish Global Environment Centre
  Jenny Walther Thoss WWF International
  Anne Rosenberg World Resorces Institute
Social Non-Governmental Organisations (SNGO) Substantives
  Rukaiyah Rafiq Yayasan Setara Jambi
  Daryll Delgado Verite Souteast Asia
  Madeleine Brasser OXFAM International
  Marieke Leegwater Solidaridad
  Lanash Thanda Sabah Environmental Protection Association
  Marcus Colchester Forest People Program


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No ACtivity location time frame
1 Task force (TF) establishment   April 2017
  Steering Group (SG) Briefing   April 2017
2 Preparatory report   May 2017
3 TF Meeting Malaysia May 2017
  Draft 0 complete   June 2017
  Outreach session Europe - EURT June 2017
  SG Briefing   June 2017
4 TF Meeting 2 Indonesia July 2017
  Draft 1 complete   August 2017
  Translations & consistency check   End-August 2017
5 Public Consultation 1 - online and Workshops and face to face consultations (WS) (60 days)   Sept - Oct 2017
  SG Briefing   Aug 2017
  Workshops Malaysia Sept -Oct 2017
    Latin America  
  Comment collation   November 2017
6 TF meeting 3 Indonesia - RT End November 2017
  Draft 2 complete   Dec 2017
  Translations & consistency check   Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
7 SG Briefing   Jan 2018
  Public consultations 2 - online and WS (30 days)   Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
  Workshops Malaysia Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
    Latin America  
  Comment consultation   Feb 2018 - March 2018
8 TF meeting 4 Malaysia March 2018
  Draft 3 complete   April 2018
9 Pilot tests and recommendations South East Asia  April 2018
    Latin America  
  Final draft complete   April 2018 - May 2018
  Sign-off by TF   May 2018
  SG briefing   May 2018
  Board of Governance (BOG) endorsement   June 2018
  Ratification by members RSPO General Assembly (GA) November 2018


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Draft Program RSPO P&C Review Task Force Meeting
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Meeting Procedures: RSPO P&C Review Task Force Meetings
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