The Palm Scribe

Public Consultation on RSPO Shared Responsibility Task Force to Close Soon

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s leading multi-stakeholder initiative on sustainable palm oil is calling on its non-grower members to provide their input or feedback on the RSPO Shared Responsibility Task Force (STRF) before the public consultation period for the matter closes on July 11, 2019.

“Non-grower members of RSPO, this is your opportunity to provide input into the requirements being developed for your membership categories,” the RSPO reminded in a release on Friday (5/7), adding that the month-long public consultation for the STRF was opened on June 12, 2019, and is to close down on July 11.

The STRF, established in early 2019, has representation from across all member categories to define shared responsibility and recommend strategies for collecting, reporting, monitoring and evaluating including a mechanism for incentives and sanctions.

The current SRTF recommendations are based on initial thinking from the restructure subgroup of the Principles & Criteria Review Taskforce, review of existing RSPO systems (current and planned), organizational documents, RSPO Secretariat input, 75 interviews and surveys with stakeholders from all sectors, four SRTF teleconferences and an in-person SRTF workshop.

“This is your opportunity to provide feedback on the SRTF recommendations enabling all members to align and multiply efforts for collective action and drive impact,” the RSPO reminder said.

The recommendation can be accessed online on the RSPO website.

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