About Traceability

Tracing Our Palm Oil Products To Their Origins

Traceability in the palm oil industry is defined as the possibility to chronologically trace the palm oil products over the supply chain to all its sources. Achieving traceability to our palm oil sources is the first step to create a more sustainable palm oil industry.

Sustainability Dashboard
In June 2018, ISF has launched our Sustainability Dashboard to chart progress against our commitments detailed in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. We also share with you ISF’s roadmap in the development towards a fully sustainable palm oil industry through our sustainability dashboard which is updated on a quarterly basis.

ISF’s Q2 (Apr - Jun 2021) Traceability Dashboard

44 Direct Suppliers
 
32 Palm Oil Mills
19
59%
RSPO Certified
32
100%
MSPO Certified
12 Kernel Palm Crushers
7
58%
RSPO Certified
12
100%
MSPO Certified
160 Indirect Supplying Mills
48
30%
RSPO Certified
158
99%
MSPO Certified

Traceability To Mill

Traceability to Plantations

Source of origin

Peninsula Malaysia

93.94%

Palm Oil
100.00%

Palm Kernel Oil

East Malaysia

6.06%

Palm Oil
0.00%

Palm Kernel Oil

Certified Volume Sourced

Risk Assessment

Maintaining a low-risk supply chain

We maintain long-term working partnerships with selected suppliers to ensure the palm oil we source is of high quality and meets our responsible sourcing standards. By dedicating our focus to this small supply pool, we are in a unique position to better manage and maintain a relatively low-risk supply chain through continuous dialogue and collaboration.

100%

Percentage of ISF’s palm suppliers risk assessed through desktop and geospatial
by Proforest.


 
ISF’s Risk Assessment Process:

Direct suppliers (existing and potential)

  • Required to comply with ISF’s Sustainable Palm Oil Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct
  • They will be duly informed should there be any updates or amendments to the policies
  • Group-level engagements and gap analysis will be conducted to verify:
    • Legal permits and licenses
    • Digital concession maps where available
    • High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) reviews
    • Other relevant environmental and social impact assessments

Indirect suppliers

  • Advised by direct suppliers on the policy and Code of Conduct
  • Provide support or information needed to close the gaps in traceability assessments

Geospatial risk assessment

  • Conducted by our consultant Proforest
  • Satellite mapping tools such as Global Forest Watch (GFW) are used to fact-check any claims/allegations on our suppliers’ non-compliance
  • Other supporting documents such as RSPO complaints and grievances are used
  • The progress of any recorded non-compliances and corrective action plans are updated on our Grievance Log.
Mill List

Creating Transparency In Our Supply Chain

Supplier engagement and education also help to ensure our suppliers are aware of our policy and receive the necessary support to implement it in their operations and supply chains. We have also published our third-party supplier mill list which records ISF’s palm and palm kernel oil supply mills on a quarterly basis.


ISF’s Q2 (Apr - Jun 2021) Supplier List