POIG Verification Indicators

In March 2016, the Palm Oil Innovation Group launched the second version of the POIG Charter verification indicators. The first version of the verification indicators was released in April 2014 and was field tested by the founding grower members of POIG: Agropalma, DAABON, and New Britain Palm Oil [1]. The updated indicators have integrated the feedback from these trial audits, as well as the responses from a public consultation that took place in 2015.

From March 2016 onwards, third-party auditors will use the second version of the POIG Charter indicators to verify compliance with the POIG Charter, which outlines leading standards for protecting forests, peatlands, biodiversity, and carbon, whilst upholding the rights of local communities and workers, and improving livelihoods for local communities.

The second version of the verification indicators, glossary and summary of the public consultation responses can be found below:

POIG Verification indicators
POIG Verification Indicators Glossary
Public Consultation Response Summary

Verification reports & POIG Producer Innovations Profiles

The verification reports of the three growers that underwent the first trial assessments are also available for your reference:

New Britain Palm Oil

Musim Mas Group has recently become a member and will soon undergo verification.

Further Information

Further information can also be found in POIG’s Frequently Asked Questions document here.

To learn more about two of POIG’s current and founder grower members, DAABON and Agropalma, please see the POIG Producer Innovations Profiles. These profiles provide an introduction to each grower and highlight their responsible and innovative practices.

Should you have any questions regarding the verification indicators or the public consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@poig.org.

[1]. New Britain Palm Oil is a founding member of the Palm Oil Innovation Group, and carried out a successful verification audit against the POIG Charter requirements and pilot indicators in October 2014. In February 2015 NBPOL was acquired by Sime Darby Bhd, which is not a POIG member. POIG requires membership at a parent-company level so NBPOL is not currently a POIG member.