9 February 2023

Proforest publishes the Palm Oil Toolkit to help companies implement commitments


Proforest publishes the Palm Oil Toolkit to help companies implement commitments

Supporting companies sourcing from suppliers in China 

Companies working to implement commitments for responsible sourcing of palm oil need to engage a large number of stakeholders across their own organisation and their supply base. Wherever they are on that journey, whatever their size or location, companies need internal buy-in for implementation, and to see clear progress across their supply chain. 


The Palm Oil Toolkit is a guide to the many initiatives that can help to address key environmental and social issues in the palm supply chain, namely deforestation, development on peat, and exploitation or human rights violations (NDPE). It follows a step-by-step approach for companies to follow.

Aligned to Proforest’s Agricultural Commodity Responsible Sourcing and Production (ACRES) approach, the toolkit provides information on tools available at the key stages of the 5-element approach: 

  • Assess and plan implementation 

  • Understand the supply chain 

  • Engage within and beyond supply chains 

  • Monitor and report 

  • Monitor emerging issues and responses 

There is also additional material focused on the case for responsible sourcing of palm oil in China, and the need for gender equality in the industry. The Palm Oil Toolkit is available in English and Chinese 

For more information, access to training materials, or to request a webinar for your company, please fill out the enquiry form. 

The Responsible Sourcing Toolkits (palm oil, soy and beef) provide a practical, accessible resource for companies to use in training, developing strategy, and supporting implementation of commitments. The Palm Oil Toolkit has been developed by Proforest as part of the Good Growth Partnership’s Responsible Demand Project, thanks to financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We also acknowledge co-funding from UK Aid from the UK government via its Forest Governance, Markets and Climate programme.