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WHAT IS THE ALS?

The HCV Network’s Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) issues licences to qualified professionals worldwide and monitors their performance by evaluating their HCV or HCV-HCSA assessment reports. Before the ALS launched in 2014, the Network did not have a quality assurance system to guarantee the adequate identification of HCVs and High Carbon Stock forests. The scheme provides continuous development opportunities, normative guidance to guide Licensed Assessors in the field, and training opportunities for current and future assessors.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Prospective assessors apply for a licence.
  2. Once licensed, assessors are required to submit all their HCV or HCV-HCSA assessment reports for evaluation. There are two categories of Licensed Assessors: Provisionally Licensed and Fully Licensed. As soon as they are licensed, assessors can lead HCV assessments and may choose to take additional training to qualify to lead HCV-HCSA assessments.
  3. Through report evaluations and continuous development opportunities, Licensed Assessors can improve their work over time.

For a detailed description of how the ALS operates, please read the ALS Specification.

USERS

From 1 January 2015, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires oil palm growers to hire Licensed Assessors to conduct HCV assessments before establishing any new plantations. The RSPO Principles and Criteria were updated in November 2018 and they now incorporate the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach. Growers are now required to commission integrated HCV-HCSA assessments led by Licensed Assessors. Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in RSPO New Planting Procedure Public Consultations.

From November 2017, members of the High Carbon Stock Approach, including plantation companies of several commodities, are required to commission integrated HCV-HCSA assessments led by Licensed Assessors.

HOW ARE REPORTS EVALUATED?

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Quality Panel

Report evaluations are conducted by a Quality Panel (QP) composed of highly-qualified professionals with environmental, GIS/remote sensing and social experience. The QP follows strict evaluation procedures to determine if Licensed Assessors are complying with normative documents and procedures. The QP can evaluate reports in Bahasa Indonesia, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. The Network welcomes applications from professionals interested in becoming QP members.

Abraham Baffoe

Abraham Baffoe

Arthur Wieczorek

Arthur Wieczorek

Daniel Arancibia

Daniel Arancibia

Dwi Muhtaman

Dwi Muhtaman

Edward Pollard

Edward Pollard

Felicia Lasmana

Felicia Lasmana

Isaac Abban-Mensah

Isaac Abban-Mensah

Hannah Scrase

Hannah Scrase

Jules Crawshaw

Jules Crawshaw

Langlang Tata Buana

Langlang Tata Buana

Marcelo Levy

Marcelo Levy

Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez

Marisol Zumbado

Marisol Zumbado

Nana Darko Cobbina

Nana Darko Cobbina

Nick Moss-Gillespie

Nick Moss-Gillespie

Reza Azmi

Reza Azmi

Sebastiaan De Smedt

Sebastiaan De Smedt

Sophie Dirou

Sophie Dirou

Ana Sofia Lorda

Ana Sofia Lorda

Mauro Ciriminna

Mauro Ciriminna

Sahat Aritonang

Sahat Aritonang

Laura Doughty

Laura Doughty

Bart Van Assen

Bart Van Assen

Mark Leighton

Mark Leighton

Claudine Nagiah

Claudine Nagiah

Helen Newing

Helen Newing

Lely Puspitasari

Lely Puspitasari

Agus Eka Putera

Agus Eka Putera

Olivia Rickenbach

Olivia Rickenbach

Mike Senior

Mike Senior

Titiek Setyawati

Titiek Setyawati

Aisyah Sileuw

Aisyah Sileuw

Richard Sobey

Richard Sobey

Lahiru Wijedasa

Lahiru Wijedasa

Jake Willis

Jake Willis

Betsy Yaap

Betsy Yaap

Benny Yeong

Benny Yeong

Firman Hadi

Firman Hadi

Indrawan Suryadi

Indrawan Suryadi

Putri Handayani

Putri Handayani

Key Issues

For the overall report to be considered ‘Satisfactory’, Key Issue sections must be satisfactory. If one or more Key Issue(s) is/are unsatisfactory, Licensed Assessors will have two opportunities to re-submit the report. If the Key Issue(s) is/are still unsatisfactory after two re-submissions, the overall report will be ‘Unsatisfactory’.

Initial Checks

Initial Checks (ICs) are an optional service available to Licensed Asssessors. ICs are independent of report evaluations and are aimed at rapidly checking if the HCV or HCV-HCSA assessment report complies with relevant reference documents.

Submit an Initial Check Here

DISPUTES & INVESTIGATIONS

Information about ALS disputes and internal investigations is available in our Library

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