We believe that close engagement and collaboration with our raw material suppliers provides us the best opportunities to support development of sustainability and proactive mitigation of risks within our supply chains. Neste actively engages with its renewable raw material suppliers through workshops to collaboratively develop innovative solutions in the supply chain, continuously improve sustainability and resolve any grievances where they occur.
We have arranged workshops for all our palm oil suppliers since 2015 to foster dialogue, and to hear about our suppliers’ concerns. They also provide us an opportunity to clarify our requirements and expectations. The topics of these workshops have ranged from human and labor rights to deforestation and supply chain traceability.
In August 2021, Neste organized a two-day grievance-mechanism workshop for its direct suppliers to engage in capacity building, guide them in establishing effective grievance mechanisms and share best practices and practical steps for addressing No Deforestation, Peat and Exploitation (NDPE)- related grievances. Read more about the workshops.
In 2021, we also continued to work with our partner Consortium of Resource Experts (CORE) and palm oil suppliers to improve traceability and sustainability within the industry.