The revised Social Requirements and Implementation Guide are now available on the HCSA website link here.
In April 2020, the revised Social Requirements were approved by the HCSA Steering Group and Executive Committee, along with the Implementation Guide. All 14 of the Social Requirements are now final and are required as part of implementing the HCSA Toolkit. The Implementation Guide provides advice on how best to understand and apply the Social Requirements. Indonesian and French versions of the SRs and IG will be added to the website later in 2020. To assist in the implementation of HCSA toolkit , training materials and webinars on key parts of the Social Requirements will be added to the HCSA website in late 2020 and during 2021.
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is hiring to fill several positions within the HCSA Secretariat. Please find the following vacancies:
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is looking for an Executive Assistantfor the HCSA’s Executive Director of HCSA Steering Group (SG) and be responsible for managing the HCSA Secretariat team based in HCSA Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur.
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is looking for a Malaysia Office and HR Managerto be responsible for the Human Resource Management, Office, and Facilities Administrative Management, and the HCSA Legal Entity Management of the HCSA Steering Group (SG).
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is looking for a Quality Assurance Officerto support the Overall QA Coordination of the HCSA Steering Group (SG) including supporting the HCSA Grievance Mechanism and HCSA Trials.
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is looking for a Quality Assurance Administration Officerto support HCSA’s Quality Assurance Programme including supporting its Peer Review Process and Training Coordination of the HCSA Steering Group (SG).
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is looking for a Membership & Communications Officerto support HCSA Executive Director, Membership Committee (MC) and Technical Manager on HCSA Membership applications and overall membership services. This position will also support the HCSA Executive Director on HCSA communications.
If you have the relevant experience and are interested in any of the positions above, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at email@example.com by Friday, 28 August 2020. Thank you.
This statement clarifies the application of the HCSA methodology and an intent on how it can best support the implementation of CFI commitments to conserve forests and end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain. Please refer here.
The deadline to participate in the survey (English version: here & Spanish version: here) on draft strategies for promoting the uptake of the HCSA methodology in Latin America in order to prevent commodity-driven deforestation of tropical forests has been extended to 14th July 2020. Please contact the HCSA secretariat to request copies of the draft strategies at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) is developing a Grievance Mechanism to ensure a timely, independent, fair, and effective resolution of complaints concerning breaches by HCSA members of the HCSA Steering Group Code of Conduct and the application of the HCSA methodology. The HCSA Grievance Mechanism will exist to escalate complaints that cannot be resolved by the grievance mechanisms of HCSA members.
HCSA is conducting a 20-day public consultation of its Grievance Mechanism draft document.
You can download the document using this link. Feedback is welcome from any interested stakeholder. Comments can be made directly in the PDF document or in an email.
You are invited to participate in the HCSA Latin America Implementation Strategies Webinar on June 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM CET.
In HCSA’s global Theory of Change, one of the aims is targeted expansion in Latin America. To support this aim, HCSA commissioned a consultant to assist with the development of implementation strategies for HCSA uptake for key priority countries and/or commodities in Latin America. This webinar aims to facilitate the stakeholder consultation on the draft strategies. The webinar will be held in English, but participants are welcome to provide feedback/ask questions in Spanish.
Please register here and a confirmation email with the webinar details and draft strategies will be sent to you. Also please feel free to circulate amongst your network and/or colleagues working in the region.
The HCSA is looking for a Business and Financial Plan Consultantto work with HCSA’s Executive Director, Executive Committee and in consultation with HCSA’s Steering Groups to produce a comprehensive 5-year business and financial plan (2021-2026).
For more information, please download the Terms of Reference:
The HCSA is looking for a Financial Management Consultant to develop financial reporting and transparency management and systems recommendations and proposals to support further improve its fiscal management and ensure it is well aligned with HCSA’s Global Strategic Business and Theory of Change plans and priorities.
For more information, please download the Terms of Reference:
The HCSA is looking for a Consultant on Socialisation Materials and Workshop for Smallholders. The consultant will work with HCSA’s Smallholder Working Group to develop socialisation materials to support efforts to increase awareness and capacity building among the independent smallholders to facilitate the uptake and effective implementation of the HCS Approach amongst smallholders.
For more information, download the description on the role as below:
From 10 June 2020, we regret to inform our stakeholders that Sime Darby Plantation Berhad is no longer a member of the High Carbon Stock Approach Steering Group. We thank Sime Darby for their contribution to date. We encourage Sime Darby to re-apply for membership and to continue implementing the HCSA across their supply chains. HCSA is a multi-stakeholder platform and all members are required to comply with the HCSA membership requirements including the Eligibility Requirement and Code of Conduct for members.