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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "Neste shall work to eliminate deforestation, habitat conversion, and other social and environment negative impacts".
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Neste are a member of the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "In recent years, many companies that consume forest-risk commodities have committed to sourcing their raw materials from sustainable sources in order to prevent deforestation. As a significant 33 % of carbon emissions could be cut by halting and reversing deforestation, these commitments are more than necessary to protect the climate."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    51/86
    • Palm oil
      72/86
      • Commitment Strength
        34/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            If Other, specify here: ISCC
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: Other (specify)
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Neste does not accept the conversion of forested land to biomass production where HCV and HCS values are found. [...] Neste does not accept new development of wetlands or peatlands immaterial of size and depth of organic substrates".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "By the end of 2017, we had mapped the majority (96%) of our PFAD [palm fatty acid distillate] supply chain to the palm oil mills supplying oil to palm oil refineries in which PFAD is extracted from palm oil"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "We are committed to preventing deforestation in our own supply chains, and require the same from all our raw material suppliers. Already in 2015, all our palm oil suppliers committed to No Deforestation policies not only in their own operations but also in their third party sourcing." "All palm oil used by Neste has been fully traceable all the way to the plantation level since 2007, and 100% certified since 2013."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            other third party verification
            Neste's sustainability reporting was assured by PwC
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Neste demonstrates its commitment and addresses its environmental and social impacts by carrying out sustainability due diligence in its supply base. Neste actively engages with suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to seek collaboration for jointly developing innovative solutions for continuous improvement and to resolve grievances where they arise."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Neste demonstrates its commitment and addresses its environmental and social impacts by carrying out sustainability due diligence in its supply base. Neste actively engages with suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to seek collaboration for jointly developing innovative solutions for continuous improvement and to resolve grievances where they arise."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Publishing supplier lists
          Discloses supplier list
          4/4
          Neste report their suppliers on a map on their website.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Neste's grievance mechanism, ethics online, is open to all stakeholders.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Together with several global brands, such as Unilever, Pepsico, Cargill, and Danone, we have started collaborating with palm oil companies Golden Agri (GAR) and Musim Mas, as well as non-governmental agencies to aim for a large-scale transformative sustainability impact in the Siak region in Indonesia. The project takes on a regional landscape approach, and aims at sustainability improvements in the production of multiple commodities, such as palm oil, pineapple, and rubber."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          1,161,500.00 tonnes
          In 2018, Neste reported their total palm oil production/consumption as 1,161,500.00 tonnes, none of which was certified by RSPO.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Neste is committed to ensure that land use for biomass production shall be conducted with respect to communal and customary land rights and where local and indigenous peoples have given consent to use land through a credible and documented FPIC2021 process."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Neste states that "the supplier shall comply with the fundamental conventions as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO)." And describes the 4 fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The Suppliers are expected to respect the same rights and, at a minimum, the Supplier shall: . . .  4.5 provide equal opportunity and treatment in employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ...."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "We are committed to support smallholders to develop their sustainability awareness and expertise. For several years, we have been involved in projects with non-governmental agencies to encourage and enable the smallholders to adopt sustainable practices and get certified."
    • Soy
      31/86
      • Commitment Strength
        14/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Neste Corp. state that "We will only purchase biofuel or biofuel feedstock from sources that: Are fully traceable back to the point of origin; Protect High Conservation Values [...]; Protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest areas [...]; Protect and properly manage peatlands. We will prefer suppliers who are actively implementing similar no-deforestation principles in all their operations."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Neste demonstrates its commitment and addresses its environmental and social impacts by carrying out sustainability due diligence in its supply base. Neste actively engages with suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to seek collaboration for jointly developing innovative solutions for continuous improvement and to resolve grievances where they arise."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Neste demonstrates its commitment and addresses its environmental and social impacts by carrying out sustainability due diligence in its supply base. Neste actively engages with suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to seek collaboration for jointly developing innovative solutions for continuous improvement and to resolve grievances where they arise."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          Neste's grievance mechanism, ethics online, is open to all stakeholders.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "Neste is committed to ensure that land use for biomass production shall be conducted with respect to communal and customary land rights and where local and indigenous peoples have given consent to use land through a credible and documented FPIC2021 process."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Neste states that "the supplier shall comply with the fundamental conventions as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO)." And describes the 4 fundamental principles and rights at work.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The Suppliers are expected to respect the same rights and, at a minimum, the Supplier shall: . . .  4.5 provide equal opportunity and treatment in employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ...."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    24/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    16/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Neste Oil OYJ (Neste) is an oil refining company producing traditional fuels such as gasoline and diesel as well as renewable products. The company’s main market is the Baltic region and it has refineries in Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore. The Singapore refinery was claimed to be the world’s largest for palm oil when it was opened in 2010. Neste is one of the world’s largest producers of biodiesel. Palm oil is a major ingredient of the company’s biofuels with more than 850,000 metric tons of crude palm oil being used in 2015.

Sector
Industry sector 
Biofuel
Segments
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HQ
HQ 
Finland
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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