We are pleased to announce that the revised RSPO Rules on Market Communications and Claims 2022 document was approved by the RSPO Board of Governors on 3 October 2022.
We advise our members to familiarise yourselves with the new rules and requirements. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to some of the most critical changes made:
- The RSPO Trademark can no longer be used for product-specific communications (on pack/off pack). Members are required to use the RSPO Label together with a valid RSPO Trademark licence number.
- Members are allowed to make one-liner claims on pack without having to use the RSPO Label in case of limited space on pack. However, it shall always be accompanied with a valid RSPO Trademark licence number.
- The Remote Audit Procedure for organisations that do not further modify end products or do not need to undergo Supply Chain Certification but are planning to use their own RSPO Trademark licence number has been updated with specified guidelines.
- The document is divided into two core communication areas instead of three (i.e., General Corporate Communications and Product Specific Communications).
- The Parent Entity to apply for the RSPO Trademark licence and represent all entities within its group. Existing RSPO Trademark licence holders may opt to use their own trademark licence number or consolidate under the parent entity.
Members are also advised to refer to the document as other significant changes apart from the above have been made.
The RSPO Secretariat will be hosting two socialisation webinars on 16 and 17 November 2022. More information about the events will be announced soon.
Kindly be informed that all members are given a period of one year from 3 October 2022 to comply with the new rules.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you require any further information or clarification.