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RSPO-endorsed training course to take place in Ecuador

This November, Proforest will be delivering its first Lead Auditor training course in Ecuador.

Since making their impressive commitments to certified sustainable palm oil production earlier in the year, the Ecuadorian national government, civil society and the producers of palm oil have earnt the status of pioneers in Latin America. In order to achieve these commitments, Ecuador has seen an increasing demand for skilled auditors. Proforest’s RSPO Lead Auditor course in Santo Domingo Ecuador will bring together a wealth of experience, using real case studies and in-depth knowledge of RSPO requirements in Latin America to ensure local auditors possess the skills and knowledge needed to audit to the RSPO Principles and Criteria.

Taking place over five days, the course will begin with a series of classroom-based activities including tutorials, exercises and group work. As with Proforest’s other training courses, this training has a unique emphasis on practical training-in-the-field, with a mock audit exercise providing essential practical experience supported by a team of qualified staff. The course will conclude with a final day and a half of classroom activities, including the development of a report from the audit exercise and a qualifying exam.

The course is designed for auditors who wish to carry out RSPO producer standard audits, oil palm company staff responsible for implementing RSPO requirements, as well as other interested stakeholders, such as from governments or NGOs.

To find out more about the course, visit our training page or

Register before October 31 for our early-bird fee.

Published 25.10.2017

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