In August 2014, an HCS Steering Group was established comprising NGOs and plantation companies to lead a process for further development and global standardisation of the HCS methodology. The mission of the HCS Steering Group is to ensure that there is a practical, transparent, robust, and scientifically credible approach that is widely accepted to implement commitments to halt deforestation in the tropics while ensuring that the rights, livelihoods and aspirations of local peoples are respected. The HCS steering group has completed a draft HCS toolkit. The HCS toolkit is available here.