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Market Development Standing Committee

In 2018, RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the RSPO Theory of Change (ToC) with the overall vision of making sustainable palm oil the norm.

In March 2019, the RSPO BoG subsequently endorsed the RSPO Governance Review for ‘Reorganisation of Standing Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups’. The Market Development Standing Committee was established to provide the direction and contribute to the RSPO standard settings, which may include, but not limited to, the development and/or revision of normative and relevant guidance documents  for RSPO members


  • Demand generation, commitment, and uptake
  • Shared responsibility for aligning supply and demand
  • Engagement of the supporting sustainable palm oil sector
  • Traceability of the palm oil supply chain
  • Trademark and Communication Rules
  • Marketing Communications
  • Regional Market Development – with a focus on Asia/Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Supporting the Annual Communication on Progress (ACOP) reporting process, particularly as it relates to the data requirements for the ACOP and communication of the results


* final structure to be determined


Name Organisation Membership Sector
Eddy Esselink (Chair) MVO Processor / Trader
Anita Neville Golden Agri-Resources Indonesian Growers
Dr. Surina Ismail Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) Malaysian Growers
Jose Roberto Montenegro Agrocaribe Growers RoW
Razuwan bin Che Rose FELDA Smallholder Group
Tracey Gazibara Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Environmental NGO
Harjinder Kler HUTAN Environmental NGO
Marieke Leegwater Solidaridad Social NGO
Jonathan Escolar The Body Shop CGM
Julian Walker Palin Retailers Palm Oil Group Retailers
Ian Hay HSBC Financial


Name Designation
Inke Van Der Sluijs (Lead) Director, Market Transformation
Irene Fischbach (Lead) Director, Stakeholder Engagement & Communications


Related Information

Title Language Modified *
Last modified date of master document
1. General Management
08 Dec 2020
2. Events
08 Dec 2020
3. Minutes of Meeting
08 Dec 2020
4. Action Tracker
08 Dec 2020