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NOTICE FOR THE 18TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Notice is hereby given that the 18th General Assembly (GA18) of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) members will be held virtually on Thursday, 2 December 2021, at 8:00 PM (GMT+8) for the following purposes:

  1. To receive and adopt the Treasurer’s Report and the RSPO’s financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2021.
  2. To vote for the following resolutions:
    Resolution GA18-2a: To confirm the appointment of Ernst and Young as the auditors of the RSPO for the financial year ending 30 June 2022.

    Resolution GA18-2b: Strengthening the Code of Conduct to clarify that it embraces all stages of the supply chain, in particular refineries.
    View Resolution GA18-2b

    Resolution GA18-2c: Enhancing the robustness of the RSPO Mass Balance model to accelerate uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.
    View Resolution GA18-2c

    Resolution GA18-2d: Resolution to review and amendment of the Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP) process as applied to scheme smallholders.
    View Resolution GA18-2d
  3. To elect Board of Governors for the following seats
    1. Oil Palm Growers:
      • Malaysia
        Malaysian Palm Oil Association, represented by the principal Carl Bek-Nielsen and the alternate being Lee Kuan Yee, the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election.

        One other nomination was received from Boustead Plantations Berhad, represented by the principal nominee Zainal Abidin Shariff and the alternate nominee being Anuar Semail.
      • Indonesia
        Golden Agri-Resources Ltd, represented by the principal Agus Purnomo and the alternate member being PT. Inti Indosawit Subur represented by the alternate Mohamad Fadhil Hassan, the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election. There were no other nominations received.
      • Rest of the World
        The alternate member to the incumbent Board of Governor member Agrocaribe being Olam International Limited represented by the interim alternate Quentin Meunir is up for approval by the General Assembly.
      • Smallholders
        Three nominations were received as follows:
        1. Asosiasi Petani Sawit Swadaya Amanah, represented by the principal nominee Narno Sayoto Irontiko and the alternate member Gapoktan Tanjung Sehati represented by alternate nominee being Rukaiyah Rafik.
        2. Koperasi Sawit Bangkit, represented by the principal nominee Bernadinus Steni and the alternate member Badan Usaha Milik Desa "Karya Mandala Makmur" represented by alternate nominee being Sartono S. PKP.
        3. FELDA, represented by the principal nominee Nurul Hasanah Ahamed Hassain Malim and the alternate nominee being Ismail Samingin.
    2. Processors and/or Traders
      • Wilmar International Limited, represented by the principal Daphne Astrid Hameeteman and the alternate member being Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd. represented by the alternate Olivier Tichit , the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election.

        One other nomination was received from Viswaat Chemicals Limited, represented by the principal nominee Ramakant Dubey and the alternate nominee being Jignesh Dave.
    3. Consumer Goods Manufacturers
      • UNILEVER PLC, represented by the interim principal Martin Huxtable and the interim alternate being Claudine Musitelli, the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election. There were no other nominations received.
    4. Retailers
      • AEON Co., Ltd, represented by the principal Kahori Miyake and the alternate being Yumi Kawashima, the two-year term of which is expiring is not available for re-election. No election will be held for this seat as there were no nominations received
    5. Banks and Investors
      • Standard Chartered Bank, represented by the principal Samantha Bramley and the alternate being Roger Charles, the two-year term of which is expiring is not available for re-election. No election will be held for this seat as there were no nominations received.

        The interim principal of the incumbent Board of Governor member Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. being Karen Yu is up for approval by the General Assembly.
    6. Environmental NGOs
      • World Resources Institute, represented by the principal Anne Rosenbarger and the alternate member being Zoological Society of London represented by the alternate Eleanor Spencer, the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election. There were no other nominations received.

        The interim principal of the incumbent Board of Governor member WWF International being Elizabeth Clarke is up for approval by the General Assembly.
    7. Social NGOs
      • Forest Peoples Programme, represented by the principal Marcus Colchester and the alternate member being Oxfam International represented by the alternate Madeleine Brasser, the two-year term of which is expiring is available for re-election. No other nominations have been received.
    All Board of Governors seats must be voted on including seats that have a single nomination. Only members in the relevant sectors or sub-sectors are eligible to vote in the Board of Governors elections.

Dato’ Carl Bek-Nielsen
Co-Chair, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
4 November 2021

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