General Assembly 16-6E

Submission of Peat Inventory by all RSPO "Grower" and "Processor and Trader" Members.

Adopted (Completed)
Total Vote228
Limited response from members in submitting peat inventory.

Proposed that:
1. All existing RSPO "Grower" and "Processor and Trader" members as at 6 November 2019 to complete and submit the RSPO Peat Inventory Form to show the peat areas as at November 2018 and with subsequent changes to the RSPO Secretariat at latest by 31 March 2020. The submission of shapefiles for uncertified areas must be submitted to RSPO latest by 31 May 2020.
2. Also respective the above members to update their RSPO Peat Inventory Forms when there are any changes.
3, All new members who join RSPO after November 2019 with any area of peat under their management or within their managed areas to complete and submit the RSPO Peat Inventory Form for all peatlands under their management (together with supporting documents as required) to the RSPO Secretariat within four months of becoming a member.

Further proposed that:
a. Secretariat to provide an annual status report on the management of peatlands by RSPO members, but not make any public release of individual company information.
b. Secretariat to incorporate the requirement to report on peatland areas and their management into the specified requirements for new RSPO members and to highlight the need for the member should update the inventory.
c. Secretariat should adjust the specific requirements for submission of documentation taking into consideration any restrictions in information sharing at country level.
  • Proponent
    Global Environment Centre, Stichting AIDEnvironment, ALDI International Services GmbH & Co. oHG, Bumitama Agri Ltd, Royal Ahold Delhaize N.V, Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS), Wetlands International, World Resources Institute (WRI), WWF Malaysia

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