GA18 Announcements

GA18 Announcements

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ANNOUNCEMENT ON 18TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA18) OF RSPO MEMBERS

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will hold its 18th General Assembly (GA18) virtually on:

Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (GMT+8)

In accordance with Article 9 of the RSPO Statutes 2020, RSPO Members are now invited to submit the following:

  1. NOMINATIONS (INCLUDING SELF-NOMINATIONS) FOR THE ELECTION OF THE RSPO BOARD OF GOVERNORS (BoG)

    Listed below are the BoG seats that are up for election. Members may be re-nominated if they wish to stand
    Membership Sectors Principal Members Alternates
    Grower - Malaysia MPOA, Carl Bek-Neilsen KLK, Lee Kuan Yee
    Grower – Indonesia GAR, Agus Purnomo PT. Inti Indosawit Subur, Dr. Fadhil Hassan
    Grower - Smallholders Vacant Vacant
    Processors and/or Traders Wilmar International Limited, Daphne Astrid Hameeteman Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd., Olivier Tichit
    Consumer Goods Manufacturers Unilever, Martin Huxtable Vacant
    Retailers Aeon Co., Ltd., Kahori Miyake Aeon Co., Ltd., Yumie Kawashima
    Banks and Investors Standard Chartered Plc, Samantha Jacqueline Bramley Standard Chartered Plc, Roger Anthony Charles
    Environmental NGOs World Resources Institute (WRI), Anne Rosenbarger Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Eleanor Spencer
    Social NGOs Forest Peoples Programme, Marcus Edward Medhurst Colchester Oxfam International, Madeleine Brasser

    The following people have replaced those previously elected to the positions during the past year and are up for approval:
    Membership Sectors Principal Members Alternates
    Growers - Rest of the World - Olam International Limited, Quentin Meunier
    Banks and Investors Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Karen Yu -
    Only RSPO Ordinary Members are eligible to be nominated as candidates to represent their respective membership sector.

    In accordance with Article 11(d) of the RSPO Statutes 2020, the principal nominee of a BoG seat shall name their Alternate who must come from the same membership sector of the principal nominee. For the avoidance of doubt, an Alternate named in a BoG seat nomination shall be elected concurrently with the principal nominee.

    All candidates are required to submit a nomination including all retiring BoG members who are available to stand for re-election using the Nomination Form.

    All nominations must be submitted no later than 5:00PM (GMT+8), 7 October 2021 (Thursday). Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late nominations will not be considered.
  2. RESOLUTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND ENDORSEMENT BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)

    Ordinary Members are invited to submit resolutions for consideration by the GA. In order for the GA to meaningfully deliberate and decide on resolutions, these submissions must meet with the requirements described in the Resolution Submission Guide to facilitate proper consideration of resolutions within a fixed time frame.

    All resolutions must be submitted using the online Resolution Submission Form no later than 5:00PM (GMT+8), Thursday 7 October 2021. Please note that a strict policy will be enforced and late submissions will not be considered.

    Further information related to registration, e-voting and the virtual GA18 process will be provided in due course. The formal Notice of General Assembly will be issued to members on 4 November 2021.

    We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all members to update your membership contact details and ensure settlement of any outstanding membership fees.

    For further information, kindly contact the RSPO Secretariat at +603 2201 4646 or email us at ga@rspo.org.


RSPO Secretariat
16 September 2021