The Nigeria National Interpretation (Nigeria NI) of the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) 2018 was endorsed by the Board of Governors (BoG) on 25 February 2021. The Nigeria NI 2021 supersedes the previous document, which was used for certification of plantations and mills in Nigeria.
The Nigeria NI has been developed by the Nigeria NI Working Group, with balanced representation from all stakeholder groups. Numerous physical meetings were held prior to finalising the document and in compliance with international best practices. Public consultations have also been held to create awareness and gather feedback and comments on these NI documents.
Prior to endorsement by the BoG, the document was reviewed by the RSPO Secretariat and submitted to the RSPO Standards Standing Committee (SSC) for approval. The Nigeria NI document is effective immediately and is available for download here. All Certification Bodies and members are required to use the document for all audits conducted after the release of this announcement.
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