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Public Consultation: Jurisdictional Approach for RSPO Certification

RSPO has embarked on a journey to develop an approach that will allow the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) to be applied at the jurisdictional level for the State of Sabah, Malaysia; District of Seruyan, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and Ecuador. This approach is referred to as the Jurisdictional Approach to Certification (JA for short).

The JA aims to address environmental and social issues by strengthening stakeholders’ engagement and ensuring smallholder inclusion through strong government involvement, and enabling a wider impact area than that of single producer certification.

In March 2018, the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the establishment of a Jurisdictional Working Group (JWG) for the development of the approach, centered around local applicability, acceptance by the market, and pragmatic development over time through ensuring alignment and learning experiences with current RSPO JA landscapes.

The draft of the approach is now open for public consultation. The public consultation period​ will last for 6​0 days, from 24 June through to (and including) 23 August 2019. 

You can download the draft text of the RSPO Jurisdictional Approach for Certification below:

You can also download the background slides below:

ENGLISH

SPANISH

BAHASA INDONESIA

FRENCH

To provide and submit your feedback on the draft text of the RSPO Jurisdictional Approach for Certification, please access the online survey below.

ENGLISH

SPANISH

BAHASA INDONESIA

FRENCH

Face-to-face consultation workshops will also be organised in six (6) locations; pre-registration will be required. Please see below an overview of all the consultation workshops scheduled during the period of this public consultation. 

We very much encourage and welcome all comments and feedback.

Date

Location

Language

For registration, click here

1st July

The Sultan Hotel & Residence

Jakarta, Indonesia

English & Bahasa Indonesia

1 July Jakarta

2nd July

The Sultan Hotel & Residence

Jakarta, Indonesia

English & Bahasa Indonesia

2 July Jakarta

5th July

Aquarius Boutique Hotel

Sampit, Indonesia

English & Bahasa Indonesia

5 July Sampit

9th July

Venue [TBD]

Netherlands

English

9 July Netherlands

11th July

Hotel Dann Carlton

Quito, Ecuador

English & Spanish

11 July Quito

19th July

Venue [TBD]

Monrovia, Liberia

English

19 July Monrovia

29th July

Promenade Hotel

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

English

29 July KK

Workshop Agenda

Time

Agenda Item

08:30 – 09.00

Registration

09.00 – 09.10

Opening Remarks

09.10 – 10.30

What is Jurisdictional Approach?

  • Scope and Applicability
  • JA RSPO Membership
  • Group Discussions

10.30 – 11.00

Break

11.00 – 12.30

Jurisdictional Certification

  • Step wise approach
  • P&C Application
  • Group Discussions

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 15.00

JA Governance

  • Jurisdiction Entity (JE) Governance and Structure
  • JE Impartiality and Managementt
  • Group Discussions

15.00 – 15.30

Break

15.30 – 17.00

JA Membership & Claim

  • Making Claim
  • Monitoring & Reporting
  • RSPO Audits
  • Group Discussions

17.00 – 17.30

Closing Remarks

For more information, please contact javin.tan@rspo.org and/or dillon.sarim@rspo.org.