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
Since June 2018, ISF has been publishing our Sustainability Dashboard quarterly to chart progress against our commitments detailed in the Sustainable Palm Oil Policy with the aim towards a fully sustainable palm oil industry. Our Dashboard summarises our direct and indirect suppliers, certifications, certified volumes, sources of origin, and traceability to mills and plantations.

Mill List
Consistent with our Sustainability Dashboard, ISF’s mill lists are published quarterly that include our Crude Palm Oil (CPO) suppliers, Crude Palm Kernel Oil (CPKO) suppliers, and the indirect supplying mills they are sourced from. Our mill lists contain information of the supplying mills that fulfill the minimum requirements of the Traceability to Mill (TTM) following our Traceability Protocol.

ISF’s Q1 (Jan - Mar 2023) Traceability Dashboard

37 Direct Suppliers
29 Palm Oil Mills
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified
8 Kernel Palm Crushers
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified
110 Indirect Supplying Mills
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified

Traceability To Mill

Traceability to Plantations

Source of origin

Peninsular Malaysia

East Malaysia


(indirect via palm kernel crusher supplier)
Palm Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Certified Volume Sourced

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Risk Assessment

100% of our palm suppliers are assessed by our consultant Proforest through the NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework (NDPE IRF) tool. The NDPE IRF tool is developed by Proforest with the support from various members of the palm oil sector. It helps companies to systematically understand and track progress in delivering NDPE commitments in their palm oil supply chains, specifically in identifying gaps and driving improvements for both traceability and transparency.

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.