Neste Oil requires sustainability of the raw material suppliers
Neste Oil is committed to sourcing only raw materials that can be verified as having been produced sustainably and that can be fully traced back to where they were grown or produced – in accordance with the sustainability criteria contained in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, established by the Environmental Protection Agency in the US, or other statutory regulations.
Neste Oil employs very detailed criteria when selecting its renewable raw material suppliers, and requires suppliers to be committed to Neste Oil’s sustainable development principles related to biofuels. These criteria are defined in the supplier guidelines incorporated into Neste Oil’s management system – and require suppliers to be committed to sustainable development and to continuously improving their operational health, safety, and environment performance, to protecting biodiversity, to respecting human rights, to proactively promoting occupational safety, and to acting in accordance with good business ethics.
In line with its criteria, Neste Oil requires that all its renewable raw material suppliers must also be committed to international certification programs. Preference is given to certified raw materials as a means of ensuring that sustainable practices are used in producing the raw materials that Neste Oil buys.
Prior to taking a decision on a raw material supplier, Neste Oil always carries out a due diligence study to clarify areas such as the current level of a supplier’s HSEQ performance and their plans for improving their performance. Neste Oil either carries out an audit itself or commissions an impartial, third-party audit of a supplier to determine whether they operate responsibly and sustainably and how they are implementing their development plans in practice.
Our palm oil suppliers in 2012 among others are:
- Asian Agri
- Golden Agri