ZSL’s Sustainable Palm Oil Platform

provides practical tools and information for stakeholders in the supply chain, including case studies, interviews, and links to websites and publications. Our new Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) scores 26 of the world’s largest oil palm growers using information that they make publicly available about the sustainability of their operations.

  • Deforestation for oil palm
  • Cooking oil made from palm oil, in Uganda
  • Oil palm seedlings in the nursery
  • Oil palm fruit
  • View over river and riparian area
  • Tiger photographed by camera trap in Indonesia
  • Slow Loris
  • Oil palms


Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit

ZSL SPOTT is an interactive resource designed for investors, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in the palm oil sector, combining satellite mapping technology with in-depth performance assessments and scores for 26 of the world's largest oil palm growers.

Latest Publication:

Co-benefits for biodiversity and carbon in land planning

A new publication by the Oil Palm Research-Policy Partnership Network that synthesizes current scientific information to help oil palm policy makers make land-use decisions which jointly meet biodiversity and carbon conservation agendas.

Latest Report:

Indonesia’s Evolving Governance Framework

Daemeter’s report analysing recent changes to Indonesia’s governance framework on palm oil affecting forest and land management, customary land rights, distribution of government powers, plantations management, and biofuels development.

Daemeter Indonesia Governance Framework 2015

Palm Oil by Region:

See where palm oil is across the globe

Click on the map to navigate to region-located information and resources. These include various country-specific reports, articles, and weblinks. Key facts and statistics are presented for each region and brief introductions to central issues and developments.

Palm Oil by Region