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 Q3 (Jul - Sept 2021) Traceability Dashboard

41 Direct Suppliers
32 Palm Oil Mills
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified
9 Kernel Palm Crushers
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified
139 Indirect Supplying Mills
RSPO Certified
MSPO Certified

Traceability To Mill

Traceability to Plantations

Source of origin

Peninsula Malaysia

East Malaysia

Palm Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Oil

Palm Kernel Oil

Certified Volume Sourced

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.

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 Q3 (Jul - Sept 2021) Supplier List