In RSPO’s effort towards achieving our vision of ‘transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm’, one of the key outcomes that we hope to achieve through our standards and procedures is to have biodiversity protected. This involves the conservation of biodiversity, including the preservation of rare, threatened and endangered species, and preservation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas.
The impact of RSPO certification on the protection of biodiversity has always been a key topic of interest to the public and this was also reflected in a recent research survey conducted by RSPO, whereby the topic emerged as one of the top three research priorities for RSPO.
Taking these survey results into consideration, RSPO would now like to invite interested parties to conduct a study to gain an understanding on the extent, and in what context, the RSPO’s Principles and Criteria (P&C) contributes to the protection (maintenance and improvement) of biodiversity in oil palm plantations. The details of this study are outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToR) which can be downloaded below.
If you are interested in conducting this study, please submit your research proposal to [email protected]. This tender announcement will close on 7 June 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (MYT).
Should you encounter any problems or if you have any enquiries relating to this tender, please contact [email protected].