On 3 February 2021, RSPO launched the 2018 Principles and Criteria (P&C) Metrics Template (version 1.0), which outlines a set of strategic outcome-based metrics relating directly to the RSPO P&C and is aligned with the RSPO Theory of Change. The Metrics Template will come into effect on 1 June 2021. All audits against the 2018 P&C or the relevant National Interpretation conducted from 1 June 2021 onwards shall use this Metric Template. The verified Metrics Template shall be submitted during the licence request stage on PalmTrace by the Certification Bodies.

The RSPO Secretariat received valuable feedback from its members during the pilot testing phase from February to April 2021. As such, the 2018 P&C Metrics Template has now been updated to version 2.0, which includes some additional metrics and an enhancement of some existing features. The guidance document has also been improved to include more explanations for clarity. The updated Metrics Template and its guidance document, which are available in Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish, and French, can be downloaded here, and a detailed list of changes can be viewed here.

The updated Metrics Template (version 2.0) will be enforced from 1 August 2021. For audits conducted during the transition period from 1 June to 31 July 2021, members and Certification Bodies are encouraged to use the updated version but are also allowed to use the previous version (version 1.0). All audits conducted from 1 August 2021 onwards must use the updated Metrics Template (version 2.0).

For any enquiries regarding the updated Metrics Template, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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