[LINK] RSPO accused of letting palm oil firm proceed with dodgy audits in Papua

An oil palm plantation in Sumatra. Photo by Rhett A. Butler for Mongabay

The RSPO confirmed to Mongabay that its Secretariat commissioned an independent review of Nabire Baru’s NPP submission before it was published. The review found that its High Conservation Value assessment, required under RSPO rules, was “unsatisfactory” and should be re-done. The assessment was carried out by a team of Bogor Agricultural University lecturers led by Nyoto Santoso, whose RSPO audits have been repeatedly exposed as filled with misleading claims.

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