Updated Version of the Contingency RSPO Audit Procedure

In view of the ongoing concern of the COVID-19 pandemic in many countries and regions, travel restrictions and tight quarantine procedures that are still imposed by authorities, the RSPO Secretariat has been working closely with RSPO members, certification bodies (CBs), and an accreditation body (AB) to identify ways to ensure that RSPO standards remain credible, […]

UPDATED AUDIT SCENARIO 4 (CONTINGENCY RSPO AUDIT PROCEDURE)

• Updated on 9 September 2021 • In March 2020, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat issued memos to all its accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) on the conduct of audits against the RSPO P&C and RSPO Supply Chain Certification (SCC). Further to that, on 25 Aug 2020 the RSPO Secretariat published a Contingency […]

Continued Closure of RSPO Malaysia Office

In view of the latest government announcement that Kuala Lumpur will be under a Movement Control Order (MCO) from 12 May to 7 Jun 2021, the Kuala Lumpur office will be closed until 7 June 2021. The MCO is in response to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and to help […]

Closure of RSPO Malaysia Office

The Kuala Lumpur office will be closed from 14 to 27 October 2020, due to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) issued by the Malaysian Government. The CMCO is in response to the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and to help reduce the spread of the virus. During this […]

RSPO Certification Audits during COVID-19 Crisis

Since our last announcement, we have been working closely with RSPO members, certification bodies (CBs), and our accreditation body (AB) to identify ways to ensure that our standards remain a top priority for all, and that the impacts of COVID-19 do not affect our ability to uphold the credibility and assurance that is expected from […]

RSPO Certification Audits – FAQ for Remote Auditing

Since our last ​announcement​, we have been working closely with RSPO members, certification bodies (CBs) and accreditation body (AB) to identify ways to ensure that your RSPO certificates are upheld. We recognise this is a challenging time for all and we thank you for your patience and understanding thus far. We have summarised many of […]

MALAYSIA MCO ORDER REGARDING THE PROHIBITION OF AGRO-CERTIFICATION

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is aware of the Malaysian Government’s recent decision on 1 May 2020, easing the Movement Control Order (MCO) and the prohibition of agro-certification. At this time, the RSPO Secretariat’s Assurance team is working to clarify the impact of the order on the RSPO’s virtual and physical activities in […]

COVID-19 WORKER RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE

The RSPO Secretariat reminds our members that the 2018 RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C), contains many provisions for the implementation of SOPs, provisions for work protections like PPE and safe working conditions, as well as a commitment to meeting or exceeding the local national minimum wages. All members should be implementing the World Health Organisation’s […]

Extension of ACOP 2019 Submission Deadline

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on our members’ operations, the RSPO Secretariat has extended the submission deadline for the ongoing ACOP 2019 reporting. The ACOP 2019 submission deadline has now been extended to Friday, 5 June 2020 at 2400 hours (GMT+8).  Should you have any enquiries, please contact [email protected] For […]

Covid-19 – How we’re adapting for RSPO certification audits

With the unprecedented scale and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the RSPO Secretariat has been monitoring impact of the outbreak on on-site audits for RSPO Supply Chain Certification (SCC) and the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C). In view of the seriousness of the outbreak, while ensuring the credibility of the RSPO certification scheme […]

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