The NPP 2015 as Announced on 21st December 2015 NPP 2015 is effective from 1st January 2016 with a 6 (six) months grace period ended on 30th June 2016. This means that NPP’s issued by CBs to the RSPO beginning 1st July 2016 shall follow the NPP 2015.

CB shall submit the final NPP report on behalf of the grower (RSPO member), within five working days with the grower copied in the email. The notification will not be uploaded to the RSPO website if submission is found to be incomplete. The ten working days required by the Secretariat to process the NPP submission and to upload it on the website is only indicative and subject to the completeness of the submission and the timeliness of the grower and/or CB in addressing any issues raised by the Secretariat.


  1. Sanction whereby new planting areas (developed after January 2010) that has not gone through the NPP process will not be able to trade the CPO and PK as CSPO and CSPK for the first 3 years after its certification. If these areas are part of the management unit being certified, the mill will be registered as producing mass balance CSPO and CSPK during the sanction period. The Certification Body shall record and report the status of such area (without NPP submission) and production in the Public Summary Report.

All the NPP submission accepted (completed and published on the website) by RSPO after 1st January 2016 with planted area without prior NPP are subject to the sanction. This shall be reported by the Certification Body at the time of the P&C Assessment in the Public Summary Report and ensure that the production is excluded from the certified volume claimed by the mill for the first 3 years of certificate period.

  1. For the management unit which has not gone through the NPP process and at the same time did not comply with the HCV assessment requirement,
  2. For the management unit that has not gone through the NPP process and at the same time did not comply to elements of the RSPO P&C Principle 7 (i.e SEIA, FPIC, HCS), it will be referred to and dealt with Complaint Procedures. In such cases, the Complaints Panel (CP) will decide on the sanctions.

* This sanction is not applicable to independent smallholder. 


For further clarification on the NPP update and the relevant sanctions for non-submission, please contact Mr Salahudin Yaacob, RSPO Technical Director ([email protected]) or Mr Jan van Driel, Head of Certification ([email protected])

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