The RSPO Secretariat is seeking urgent nominations from RSPO Members to fill vacant alternate seats in the No Deforestation Joint Steering Group (NDJSG), particularly within the grower and  social NGO sectors in preparation for upcoming meetings.

The NDJSG, a collaboration between RSPO and the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), has been mandated to oversee the development of procedures, methodologies, and guidance for the implementation of C7.12 around High Forest Cover (HFC) countries and landscapes in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and in-country Civil Society Organisations.

The existing composition of the NDJSG is as follows:

Name Organisation Sector
Sander Van Der Ende SIPEF Grower
Surina Ismail (co-chair) IOI (Co-Chair)
Quentin Mounier Olam
Lee Kuan-Chun Procter & Gamble (P&G) CGM/
Processor & Trader
Jerome Loeuil  SEPPIC
Laure D’Astorg Alliance Forêts Bois
Laure Grégoire Alliance Forêts Bois
Vacant S NGO
Jenny Walther-Thoss World Wildlife Fund (WWF) E NGO
Anne Rosenbarger World Resources Institute (WRI)

The Terms of Reference (ToR) for the NDJSG can be downloaded here.

The 9th meeting is expected to be held in April 2023 (pending full representation of all sectors/caucuses).

For more information, please contact Akmal Razali at [email protected].

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