The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formally established on 8 April 2004 under Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code with a governance structure that ensures fair representation of all stakeholders throughout the entire supply chain in promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders as its principal objective.
Following the adoption of the P&C 2018 on 15 November 2018, it is crucial that the RSPO procedures and standards are continual updated to cater an increasing degree of distributed management for it to keep pace. This includes the need to revise the following documents related to the RSPO supply chain standard certification :
- RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard 2014 (Revised 2017)
- RSPO Supply Chain requirements in P&C 2018
- Guidance Document for RSPO Supply Chain Certification of Food Service Company / Companies (single / multisite / group certification) (2018)
- RSPO Rules for Oleochemicals and its Derivatives (2016)
- RSPO Rules on Market Communications & Claims (2019) (parts to be included in SCC Standard)
- Resolution GA15-6b: Requiring members involved in primary procurement (i.e. purchasing directly from a mill) to publish third-party supplying mills lists.
The main aims and objectives of the SCCS TF are:
- to review, integrate and update version of the Supply Chain Certification Standard (SCCS) documents as mentioned above;
- to evaluate the current practices and procedures related to Supply Chain Certification and suggest changes that facilitate its implementation in palm oil supply chains.
Total Task Force Members: 27 (2 nominated per category (and from different organisations) for the voting process).