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Supporting smallholders

Smallholders and farmers iconNeste’s cooperation with palm oil producing smallholders aims to support the development of their sustainability awareness and expertise. The adoption of sustainable practices enables smallholders to get certified; Neste requires a commitment to certification from all its palm oil suppliers.

Neste's cooperation with smallholders is one of many ways in which we combat deforestation risk. Palm oil related deforestation risk can be reduced 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.

In 2021, our supply chain included approximately 13,200 Indonesian palm oil smallholders, organized into cooperatives. Read more about our collaboration here.