From March 2016 onwards, all existing and new producer members of POIG are required to undergo annual audits to verify compliance with the POIG Charter using the second version of the POIG Charter indicators (v. March 2016).
As of August 2018, third-party auditors conducting verification assessments to evaluate POIG producer member compliance with the Charter are also required to follow the POIG Verification Audit Requirements (v. July 2018), and utilise the official report template for the development of POIG verification reports. The report template is available upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements regarding upcoming POIG audits and the status of verification assessments are provided in the following table. Upon completion of POIG’s internal review process, all annual verification reports are also made available below.
|Verification Year||POIG Member||POIG Verification Assessment Dates||Status|
|2018||Agropalma||2 – 6 Jul 2018||Audit/Assessment complete|
|2018||DAABON||26 Feb – 2 Mar 2018||Audit/Assessment complete|
|2018||Musim Mas||Audit Announcement
5 – 8 Feb 2018
|Report undergoing review|
|2017||Agropalma||19 – 23 Jun 2017||POIG Verified:|
|2017*||DAABON||23 – 30 Jan 2017||POIG Verified:|
|2017**||Musim Mas||13 – 17 Dec 2016
16 – 24 Feb 2017
|Verification report review completed:|
|2016*||Agropalma||18-22 July 2016||POIG Verified:|
*First POIG verification assessment since launch of second version of POIG Charter Indicators (v. March 2016).
**First POIG verification assessment since membership approval.
Trial audits (2014)
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 . The results of the trial audits are available below:
. 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.