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Standard Standing Committee

The Standard Standing Committee (SSC) is one of the four RSPO Standing Committees established on a permanent basis, to analyse issues within its area of jurisdiction and to make recommendations to the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG). It was established to provide the direction and to contribute to RSPO’s standard settings, via a Terms of Reference (ToR) and work programmes of the RSPO Secretariat. It includes, but not limited to, the development and/or revision of normative and relevant guidance documents.


  • Identify gaps or grey areas within the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and Indicators that require clarification for the ease of practical applicability for RSPO members.
  • Ensure that the interpretation of the Criteria, Indicators, and Guidance for various socio-environmental conditions under which palm oil is produced, are clear and concise, without compromising the P&C, and the definition of certified sustainable palm oil.
  • Provide clarity concerning RSPO’s standards for its members, when needed.
  • Ensure the realisation of the RSPO’s Theory of Change strategic goals.


* final structure to be determined

Members (2019 - 2021)



Membership Sectors

Lee Kuan Yee (Co-Chair)

Malaysia Palm Oil Association (MPOA)

Oil Palm Grower (Malaysia)

Olivier Tichit (Co-Chair)

Musim Mas

Processor / Trader

Anne Rosenbarger

World Resources Institute

Environmental NGO

Lim Sian Choo


Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)

Ian Orrell

New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL)

Oil Palm Grower

Audrey Lee

OLAM Group

Oil Palm Grower (ROW)

Jenny Walther

Sustainable Biomass Program

Environmental NGO

Paula den Hartog

Rainforest Alliance

Social NGO

Brian Lariche Humana Child Aid Society Social NGO

Koji Sato

KAO Corporation

Consumer Goods Manufacturer

Faryda Linderman

NNI Partners

Financial Institution


Name Designation
Julia Majail (Lead) Standard Development Director

Related Information

Title Language Modified *
Last modified date of master document
1. General
16 Jul 2020
2. Events
16 Jul 2020
3. Minutes of Meeting
16 Jul 2020
4. Action Tracker
16 Jul 2020
5. Documents Development
16 Jul 2020