In response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the RSPO Jurisdictional Working Group (JWG) is cancelling the face-to-face consultation for the second draft of the RSPO Jurisdictional Approach for Certification, effective immediately. After careful consideration, the consultation period will conclude on COB 30 June 2020. Online comments, which can be submitted through the online survey are welcome until then. 

RSPO has cancelled all scheduled consultation workshops as a preventive measure to avoid  bringing together, in close proximity, large numbers of attendees at face-to-face consultation workshops.

RSPO will monitor the situation closely and try to mitigate potential impacts from this outbreak with the whole consultation process. We stand ready to resume face-to-face consultation as soon as feasible. 

As we are temporarily unable to physically meet to seek your comments, as an interim measure, we will conduct a series of webinars targeting the general public, as follows:




6 April 2020

1000 – 1200 (GMT +8)

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0900 – 1100 (GMT +0)

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9 April 2020

0900 – 1100 (GMT -5)

Register here

21 April 2020

1000 – 1200 (GMT +8)

Register here

0900 – 1100 (GMT +1)

Register here

23 April 2020

0900 – 1100 (GMT +0)

Register here

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



Bahasa Indonesia


Bahasa Malaysia


We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and we will be in touch with further updates. If you have any enquiries, please email Dillon Sarim at [email protected].

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