RSPO has developed a revised draft Certification Systems document to reflect and align with the developments and revisions of different documents and to consider the feedback received over the years and is now presenting this draft for public consultation to seek further input.

​The RSPO Certifications Systems: FINAL DRAFT MAY 2016 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. 

The public consultation period​ will last 6​0 days, from the 8th of August 2016 until including 8th of October 2016. Only comments submitted using the template below will be accepted.

 Guidance on providing comments:

  • RSPO Certifications Systems: FINAL DRAFT MAY 2016– Please refer to this document when providing comments.
  • Template structure: For each section of the report, the comments templates 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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