The first draft of the revised RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) and RSPO Independent Smallholder (ISH) Standard is ready for the first round of Public Consultation, which will be carried out over a 60 day period from 1 November to 31 December 2022 using a global online commenting platform. This is in line with ISEAL’s requirements that existing standards need to be revised at least every five years for continued relevance and for effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

Public webinars and in-person workshops

The Secretariat will be hosting two public webinars for the launch of the Public Consultation on  7 November 2022 to share details about the main changes between the current Standards (P&C and ISH) and the proposed draft as well as information on how to participate in our global online commenting platform.

Register: Public webinars

Date: 7 November 2022 7 November 2022
Time: 09:00 AM (GMT-5) 10:00 AM (GMT+8)
Duration: 1 hour 1 hour
Language: English/Spanish/French English/Bahasa Indonesia/Thai/Mandarin
Audience: Public Public
Registration link: REGISTER HERE

Register: In-person workshops

In-person workshops will also be conducted at locations around the world to collect comments, feedback, and input. The workshop agenda will be split across two days:

    • Day 1: RSPO Principles & Criteria – focus on labour and environmental-related indicators and support for smallholder inclusion. Applicable to mills-with-own-plantations, growers and Scheme Smallholders.
    • Day 2: RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard – focus on challenges in implementation and adoption of RSPO certification by smallholders, with emphasis on Independent Smallholders.

Please feel free to register your interest in any of the in-person consultation workshops listed below. Participation in the workshop is strictly for confirmed registered participants.

Date Venue or Location Language RSPO Contact Registration Link
1 & 2 November 2022 Lagos, Nigeria English Victor Tamanjong REGISTER
9 & 10 November 2022 Bogota, Colombia Spanish German Contreras REGISTER
14 & 15 November 2022 Villahermosa, México Spanish German Contreras REGISTER
22 & 23 November 2022 Palangkaraya, Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia Dede Herland REGISTER
28 November 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia* English Liyana Zulkipli REGISTER
5 & 6 December 2022 Jakarta, Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia/ English Dede Herland REGISTER
7 & 8 December 2022 Pekanbaru, Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia/ English Dede Herland REGISTER
13 & 14 December 2022 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire French Victor Tamanjong REGISTER
19 & 20 December 2022 Surat Thani, Thailand Thai Radda Larpnun REGISTER
23 December 2022 Vijayawada, India** English Ashwin Selvaraj REGISTER
5 January 2023 Tawau, Malaysia** English Liyana Zulkipli REGISTER

* In-person workshop will be one day focused on P&C Criteria.

** In-person workshop will be one day focused on ISH.

To learn more about the RSPO Standards Review process, please visit:

If you have any questions regarding the Standards Review 2022 – 2023, please email [email protected].

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