Assurance Standing Committee

In 2018, RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the RSPO Theory of Change (ToC) with the overall vision of making sustainable palm oil the norm.

In March 2019, the RSPO BoG subsequently endorsed the RSPO Governance Review for ‘Reorganisation of Standing Committees, Task Forces and Working Groups’. The Assurance Standing Committee (ASC) was established to provide direction in contributing to the credibility and accountability of the RSPO Assurance System.


  • To oversee and provide necessary recommendations and/or guidance to the implementation of the RSPO standards;
  • To develop and institute a transparent and robust system for monitoring the quality of assessment;
  • To identify all necessary actions to ensure robust assessment, verification and certification against the RSPO standards, including the outputs as identified in Annex 1;
  • To institute a transparent approach to enhancing the quality of RSPO assurance systems
  • To identify the relevant stakeholders required to deliver the identified actions.



Membership Sector
Kamal Prakash Seth (Co-Chair)
WWF Singapore
Environmental NGO
Anita Neville (Co-Chair)
Golden Agri Resources (representing Indonesian Growers Caucus)
Oil Palm Grower (Indonesia)
William Siow
IOI (representing Malaysian Palm Oil Association)
Oil Palm Grower (Malaysia)
Mariama Diallo
Oil Palm Grower (RoW)
Lawrence Quarshie
Golden Star Oil Palm Plantation
Smallholder Group
Paula den Hartog
Rainforest Alliance
Environmental NGO
Paul Wolvekamp
Social NGO
Marcus Colchester
Forest Peoples Programme
Social NGO
Lee Kuan-Chun
Olivier Tichit
Musim Mas Holdings
Michal Zrust
Lestari Capital
Financial Institution

RSPO Secretariat

Aryo Gustomo
Director, Assurance
Wan Muqtadir
Head, Integrity
Zaidee Tahir
Manager, Integrity
Freda Manan
Senior Executive, Integrity

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