Trader Tracker

Holding palm oil companies accountable for deforestation

Despite adopting No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies, many companies continue sourcing palm oil from suppliers in Indonesia and Malaysia that violate these commitments. Mighty Earth’s palm oil Trader Tracker seeks to hold palm oil traders and biofuel companies publicly accountable to implementing their NDPE policies.

 

We document cases of deforestation and peatland development by these companies’ suppliers in our Rapid Response reports, then file them as official grievances with companies, and monitor how they address them. The Trader Tracker ranks each company based on the percentage of filed grievances they have not resolved.

Despite adopting No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies, many companies continue sourcing palm oil from suppliers in Indonesia and Malaysia that violate these commitments. Mighty Earth’s palm oil Trader Tracker seeks to hold palm oil traders and biofuel companies publicly accountable to implementing their NDPE policies.

 

We document cases of deforestation and peatland development by these companies’ suppliers in our Rapid Response reports, then file them as official grievances with companies, and monitor how they address them. The Trader Tracker ranks each company based on the percentage of filed grievances they have not resolved.

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Last updated: April 23, 2021
Unresolved Supplier Grievances Total Unresolved
Nisshin OilliO
9
100%
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First Resources
2
100%
https://airtable.com/embed/shr6SuYJ1B98ReGDZ?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
BLD Plantation
22
91%
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Neste
75
87%
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Wilmar
74
84%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrRDQtP3ZLKE6bE8?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
AAK
65
83%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrLhVNoDsJ27r1Ia?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
KLK
92
80%
https://airtable.com/embed/shr9c7Iux2nnX7Lt4?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Lipsa
8
75%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrvjn2SA3OhY50Y1?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
ISF
8
75%
https://airtable.com/embed/shr41ToARIa6ysZOy?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Cargill
97
74%
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Musim Mas
45
71%
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Sime Darby
76
70%
https://airtable.com/embed/shr65QwJL6V9Kajqq?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Pacific Interlink
29
69%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrcY7oojrJXfWXbz?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Fuji Oil
69
64%
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LDC
69
64%
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Sarawak Oil Palms
22
64%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrPlA84ALABFOLlH?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Astra Agro Lestari
11
64%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrqXIjdylBuzyvp7?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
IOI Group
40
60%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrKo24dYJ73UaRNl?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Bunge
67
60%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrYTXxzqkmt2SBL5?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
Olam
70
59%
https://airtable.com/embed/shrhZSjxgb9IjvI3t?backgroundColor=pink&viewControls=on
IFFCO
18
56%
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ADM
115
54%
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Mewah
32
53%
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Apical
22
45%
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GAR
35
31%
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Resolved grievances fall into four categories

NO PURCHASE: Trader or biofuel company has filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case and suspended contracts (new and/or existing) with its group-level supplier, assessed the group-level supplier as non-compliant, and/or noted the group-level supplier is not on an “approved purchase” list.

MORATORIUM: Trader or biofuel company has filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case and has secured a group-level moratorium on forest clearance and/or peatland development through supplier engagement. The moratorium must cover all other operations involving forest clearance and/or peatland development by the same group-level supplier.

NDPE POLICY: Trader or biofuel company has filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case and supplier engagement has led to supplier adoption of a public group-level NDPE policy.

CLOSED WITH RESOLUTION: Trader or biofuel company has filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case and has closed the grievance following the provision of credible evidence needed to resolve the case. This includes cases where it is claimed that the identified land clearing is outside the concession boundary or had been conducted by a third-party.

NOTE: As a precondition for evaluating grievances per the above definitions, Mighty Earth requires companies to publish their grievance logs on their websites, which must be accessible without requiring a password or login / personal credentials.

Unresolved grievances fall into three categories

NOT FILED: Trader or biofuel company has not filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case; trader or biofuel company may or may not be engaging with supplier on the case.

FILED: Trader or biofuel company has filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case and is either investigating the case and/or engaging with the supplier. 

DISPUTED: Trader or biofuel company has either listed the case as an ‘ineligible’ grievance or filed a publicly accessible grievance on the case but is disputing the case and is not taking action to resolve it – such cases include instances where it is claimed that the identified land clearing is outside the concession boundary or had been conducted by a third-party, yet no credible evidence has been provided to support this claim.