The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will hold its 18th General Assembly (GA18) virtually on:

Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (GMT+8)

In accordance with Article 9 of the RSPO Statutes 2020, RSPO Members are now invited to submit the following:

  1. Nominations (including self-nominations) for the elections of the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG)
  2. Resolutions for the consideration and endorsement by the General Assembly.

Listed below are the BoG seats that are up for election who may be re-nominated if they wish to stand.

Grower – Malaysia MPOA, Carl Bek-Neilsen KLK, Lee Kuan Yee
Grower – Indonesia GAR, Agus Purnomo PT. Inti Indosawit Subur, Dr. Fadhil Hassan
Grower – Smallholders Vacant Vacant
Processors and/or Traders Wilmar International Limited, Daphne Astrid Hameeteman Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd., Olivier Tichit
Consumer Goods Manufacturers Unilever, Martin Huxtable Vacant
Retailers Aeon Co., Ltd., Kahori Miyake Aeon Co., Ltd., Yumie Kawashima
Banks and Investors Standard Chartered Plc, Samantha Jacqueline Bramley Standard Chartered Plc, Roger Anthony Charles
Environmental NGOs World Resources Institute (WRI), Anne Rosenbarger Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Eleanor Spencer
Social NGOs Forest Peoples Programme, Marcus Edward Medhurst Colchester Oxfam International, Madeleine Brasser

The following positions were replaced during the year and are up for approval.

Growers – Rest of the World Olam International Limited, Quentin Meunir
Banks and Investors Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Karen Yu
Environmental NGOs WWF International, Elizabeth Clarke

Only RSPO Ordinary Members are eligible to be nominated as candidates to represent their respective membership sector.

In accordance with Article 11(d) of the RSPO Statutes 2020, the principal nominee of a BoG seat shall name his/her Alternate who must come from the same membership sector of the principal nominee. For the avoidance of doubt, an Alternate named in a BoG seat nomination shall be elected concurrently with the principal nominee.

All candidates are required to submit a nomination including all retiring BoG members who are available to stand for re-election using the Nomination Form.

All nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM (GMT+8), 7 October 2021 (Thursday). Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late nominations will not be considered.

Ordinary Members are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the GA. In order for the GA to meaningfully deliberate and decide on resolutions, these submissions must meet with the requirements described in the Resolution Submission Guide to facilitate proper consideration of resolutions within a fixed time frame

All resolutions must be submitted using the online Resolution Submission Form no later than 5:00PM (GMT+8), Thursday 7 October 2021. Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late submissions will not be considered.

Further information related to registration, e-voting and the virtual GA18 process will be provided in due course. The formal Notice of General Assembly will be issued to members on 4 November 2021. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all members to update your membership contact details and ensure settlement of any outstanding membership fees.

For further information, kindly contact the RSPO Secretariat at +603 2201 4646 or email us at [email protected].

RSPO Secretariat Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil 16 September 2021

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