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Call for Drainability Assessment Reviewers

Indicator 4.3.5 of the 2013 RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and Indicator 7.7.5 of the 2018 P&C require oil palm growers to undertake drainability assessments prior to any replanting on peat. The RSPO Drainability Assessment (DA) procedure was developed in June 2019 to enable growers to assess the potential lifespan of a plantation on peat before reaching its natural drainable limit.

At present, growers are required to submit their DA report based on the RSPO DA procedure to the RSPO Secretariat for review and approval before commencing replanting on peatlands. Growers are also allowed to use other DA procedures to assess drainability, provided that the methodology is reviewed and approved by the RSPO Secretariat prior to conducting the drainability assessment.

For more detailed information please refer to the attached Terms of Reference (ToR) and you can refer queries to ghg@rspo.org.

To conduct this review and approval process the RSPO Secretariat would like to make this call for interested applicants to submit their profile and relevant expertise to tender@rspo.org by MYT 6:00pm - 31 August 2020.