ZSL’s Sustainable Palm Oil Platform (SPOP)

provides information for all stakeholders in the palm oil supply chain, from upstream growers right through to downstream consumers. It is navigable by geographic region or stakeholder category and brings together a diverse range of tools and resources – including case studies, interviews, and links to relevant websites and publications.
Please click here to take our survey on SPOP and SPOTT

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

Latest Case Study:

New Britain Palm Oil: Smallholders

Overcoming Challenges in Certifying Smallholders: Palm oil producers are experiencing pressure from downstream buyers to certify all of their operations, including smallholder suppliers. Working with smallholders poses many logistical challenges that producers must overcome, and smallholders often…


Latest Report:

HCV 5 & 6 Protokol Permantauan

High Conservation Value (HCV) 5 & 6 Monitoring Protocol with best practice guidelines for community involvement in Indonesian. Protokol Permantauan untuk Kawasan Nilai Konservasi Tinggi (HCV) 5 & 6 dengan pedoman praktik terbaik dalam pelibatan masyarakat dalam…



Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit

ZSL SPOTT is an interactive resource, designed for investors, manufacturers, and other stakeholders in the palm oil sector, to assess oil palm growers on the information that they make publicly available about the sustainability of their operations.

Palm Oil by Region:

See where palm oil is across the globe

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

Palm Oil by Region