Neste's traceability dashboard

Neste's traceability dashboard provides detailed information on key aspects of our palm oil and palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) supply chains.

We do not own any oil palm plantations, nor operate any palm oil refineries. Instead, we source from carefully selected, responsible suppliers that are committed to certification and principles of sustainability. All the palm oil we have used has been fully traceable to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013. 

PFAD is a processing residue that represents a very small proportion of a refineries overall production volume. This results in a PFAD supply chain that is both extensive and complex. All the PFAD we have used has been traceable according to the regulations in our markets. Since April 2017, we have been working towards developing traceability for our entire PFAD supply chain to oil palm plantations, and made significant progress in this work.

Palm oil and PFAD supply chain

Sustainability embedded in our everyday business

Our wide portfolio of globally sourced sustainable renewable raw materials, palm oil and PFAD included, enables us to produce renewable products that help our customers and the society to reduce crude oil dependency and climate emissions. An extensive raw material base provides flexibility, as it allows us to respond to the needs of different markets and customers.

In recent years, we have focused on increasing the use of waste and residue raw materials. In the first year-half of 2021 they accounted for 92% of our annual renewable raw material inputs globally. We continue to explore also other types of raw materials to diversify our raw material portfolio even further. Learn more about our sustainability efforts and our process to ensure sustainability of all our raw materials.

Palm oil dashboard

All palm oil we have used has been fully traceable to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013.

PFAD dashboard

PFAD is a processing residue derived from the refining of food-grade palm oil. We source PFAD only from suppliers committed to sustainability.

Engaging with the palm oil supply chain

Close engagement and collaboration with our raw material suppliers provide us the best opportunities to support development of sustainability.

Supporting smallholders

Our cooperation with smallholders aims at developing their sustainability awareness and expertise.

Human and labor rights within the palm oil sector

Neste has been active in tackling common challenges related to human rights and the fair treatment of workers in the palm oil industry.

Sustainable landscape

Together with several global brands we started collaborating with palm oil giants, as well as non-governmental agencies.

Developing traceability

We have been developing a new traceability approach to drive improved transparency within the palm oil industry as a whole.

Reducing climate emissions in the palm oil sector

We are exploring means to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the palm oil production process.