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 2022 they accounted for 95% of our annual renewable raw material inputs globally. The share of conventional vegetable oils of renewable raw materials inputs was in 2022 approximately 5%, with 100% certified palm oil representing around 4%. Neste plans to reduce the share of conventional palm oil to 0% of its global renewable raw material inputs by the end of 2023. 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.