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Announcement on C5.6 public reporting starting from 1st January 2017

​The implementation period of GHG emissions reporting to RSPO using RSPO PalmGHG calculator or an approved equivalent tool for compliance to Indicator 5.6.3 of RSPO P&C (2013) ends on 31st December 2016.  As of 1st January 2017, public reporting of GHG emissions is mandatory as part of the annual audit summary report published on the RSPO Website.

The RSPO Emission Reduction Working Group has assessed the PalmGHG V2.1.1 submissions and feedback from participating companies and based on the pilot results, a new and improved version of the calculator is available as PalmGHG V3.0.1.

The RSPO PalmGHG Calculator Version 3.0.1 (or an approved equivalent) shall be used to calculate emissions from estate and mill operations including GHG emissions from any land use changes after November 2005.  Independent smallholders are encouraged to use RSPO PalmGHG Calculator Version 3.0.1 to calculate emissions from operations, however, it is not mandatory.

As part of public reporting, the following information and data are required to be verified by auditors and presented under C5.6 of assessment findings in the annual audit summary report. The following data and information can be obtained from the PalmGHG calculator.

Summary of Net GHG Emissions

Emissions per Product tCO2e/tProduct


Extraction %


Production t/yr
FFB Processed  
CPO Produced  


Land Use ha
OP planted area  
OP planted on peat  
Conservation (forested)  
Conservation (non-forested)  


Summary of Field Emissions and Sinks

  Own Crop Group 3rd Party Total
  tCO2e tCO2e/tFFB tCO2e tCO2e/tFFB tCO2e tCO2e/tFFB tCO2e tCO2e/tFFB
Land Conversion                
*CO2 Emissions from Fertiliser                
**N2O Emissions                
Fuel Consumption                
Peat Oxidation                
Crop Sequestration                
Conservation Sequestration                


Summary of Mill Emissions and Credits

  tCO2e tCo2e/tFFB
Fuel Consumption    
Grid Electricity Utilisation    
Export of Grid Electricity    
Sales of PKS    
Sales of EFB    


Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Treatment

Divert to compost %
Divert to anaerobic digestion %


POME Diverted to Anaerobic Digestion:

Divert to anaerobic pond %
Divert to methane capture (flaring) %
Divert to methane capture (electricity generation) %


Submission of PalmGHG reports to the RSPO Secretariat is highly recommended to enable continued review on the use of the tool, to facilitate analysis of data and to inform future revision of the PalmGHG calculator.