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 . 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 and summary of the public consultation responses can be found below:
In July 2018, POIG released the first version of the POIG Verification Audit Requirements. The scope of the document covers provisions and requirements that are additional or innovations to the RSPO performance standards and procedural requirements. As of August 2018, third-party auditors conducting verification audits to assess POIG producer member compliance with the POIG Charter and indicators must follow the requirements set out in the Verification Audit Requirements.
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. 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.