RSPO has developed a revised draft Certification Systems document to reflect and align with the developments and revisions of different documents, following best practise as outlined by ISEAL Alliance, including a public consultation period of 60 days already conducted in 2016 and is now presenting this draft for an additional extraordinary public consultation to seek further input.


​The RSPO Certifications Systems: FINAL DRAFT JANUARY 2017 sets out the requirements and procedures that shall be followed by the accreditation body (AB) and certification bodies (CBs) in the RSPO certification process for certifying compliance with the RSPO P&C. 


This extraordinary public consultation period​ will last 30 days, from the 22nd of March 2017 until including 20th of April 2017. Only comments submitted using the template below will be accepted.


 Guidance on providing comments:

  • RSPO Certifications Systems: FINAL DRAFT JANUARY 2017– Please refer to this document when providing comments.
  • Template structure: For each section of the report, the comments’ template allows you to provide: (1) General comments – overall comments about the section in terms of structure, content, etc.; and (2) Specific comments – more detailed and technical comments related to specific sub-sections. 
  • Please follow the template structure when providing comments – as it is important to attribute the comments to specific sections and sub-sections.  


​Please send your comments’ template to the following address by end of day on 

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