Human and labor rights within the palm oil sector

Rights iconWe respect the human rights of our employees, the workers in our value chains, and those affected by our operations. Respecting human rights is also an absolute requirement for everyone in our supply chain. 

Neste has been active in tackling common challenges related to human rights and the fair treatment of workers in the palm oil industry. Our work has been recognized for making a gradual impact on labor issues. Our projects with smallholder producers of palm oil also supports development of social issues in the palm oil industry.

Collaboration to protect children’s rights

We are working with NGOs, our partners, and suppliers to protect childrens’ rights in our supply chain. In 2019, Neste and several major brands partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and Wilmar on a program aimed at protecting the rights of children living on palm plantations.

In 2020, the initiative included the publication of the Child Protection Policy Implementation Manual and a series of workshops on child protection in the Indonesian palm oil sector. In 2021, the practical applicability of the manual was tested and assessed through pilots on selected palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia, with NGO support.

Read more about Neste's human rights requirements for its suppliers and business partners.