India National Interpretation of RSPO P&C 2018 is open for public consultation | WWF India

India National Interpretation of RSPO P&C 2018 is open for public consultation

Posted on
28 June 2019
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

WWF-India has partnered with RSPO to support the development of RSPO India standard. The first National Interpretation Working Group (NIWG) meeting, consisting of 11 members, was held in February 2019 to review RSPO's global Principles & Criteria.

WWF-India and Hindustan Unilever Ltd have been elected as co-chairs for the working group. Other members of include Reckitt Benckiser, Bunge, Godrej Agrovet, Reliance Retail, AAK Kamani, HSBC India, Rabobank, Adarsha Rural Health and Economic Development Society (ARHEDS), Andhra Pradesh Oil Palm Federation, Sun Institute of Agriculture Science, Ministry of Agriculture and Government of Andhra Pradesh. The National Interpretation Working Group (NIWG) formation ensured that all due processes, communications and actions taken were properly documented. TransGraph Consulting has been appointed as the secretariat for the NIWG.

The RSPO National Interpretation document for India on RSPO Principles and Criteria 2018 (P&C 2018) has been developed after a comprehensive process which included two consultation rounds with working group members.

The draft of the Indian National Interpretation is now open for public consultation on the link below.

Kindly provide your comments and observations on the draft by 13th August 2019.
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