RSPO Secretariat has developed the draft of the New Planting Procedures (NPP) guidance document for smallholders. This is part of the process towards meeting the request as expressed in the Resolution 6f GA13/2016, which demanded that all smallholders - independent, scheme and associated – are reprieve from the New Planting Procedure until a review of the updated NPP guidance document is completed.

The RSPO NPP consists of a set of assessments and verification activities to be conducted by growers and certification bodies (CB) or, only in the case of independent smallholders, by Group Managers (GM) and the RSPO Secretariat, prior to a new oil palm development, to help guide responsible planting.

We wish to invite all stakeholders to review the draft procedures and share their practical experiences and recommendations to the documents with regards to the procedures.

The public consultation period​ will last for 6​0 days, from the 1st September 2017 until including 30th October 2017.

Please refer to this document when providing comments.

Kindly download a copy of the comments template and type in your comments there. Please send it back as word document to:

Only comments submitted using the template below will be accepted.

During this period of Public Consultation, RSPO Secretariat will be organising face-to-face session at few selected places as follow:


Date Event Contact Person
1 Sept ANNOUNCEMENT of NPP for SH Public Consultation - STARTING Julia Majail
19 Sept Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Julia Majail
5 Oct MEDAN, INDONESIA Djaka Riksanto
12 Oct Accra, GHANA, AFRICA Elikplim Agbitor
12 Oct HONDURAS, LATAM Francisco Naranjo
20 Oct Krabi, THAILAND Thitinai Pongpiriyakit
30 Oct P&C 2017 Public Consultation - ENDED Julia Majail

For further information, you may contact the relevant person via the email addresses as above.