Sustainability

Smallholders

Smallholders and farmers iconOur cooperation with palm oil producing smallholders aims at supporting the development of their sustainability awareness and expertise.

Adoption of sustainable practices enables smallholders to get certified; Neste requires commitment to certification from all its palm oil suppliers. Collaboration also helps reduce deforestation risk by introducing sustainable means to increase yields to the smallholders. By sourcing raw material from the certified smallholders, Neste provides them a financial incentive to remain committed to sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

Neste's cooperation with smallholders is one of many ways in which we combat deforestation risk. In 2018, our supply chain included over 40,000 Indonesian palm oil smallholders organized into cooperatives.

Read more about how we cooperate with smallholders.