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 25 of the world’s largest oil palm growers using information that they make publicly available about the sustainability of their operations.

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


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 25 of the world's largest oil palm growers.

Latest Report:

High Conservation Value (HCV) 5 & 6 Workshop

A summary of the findings of a multi-stakeholder workshop to identify recommendations for improving the identification, management and monitoring of HCVs 5 & 6, the sites and resources of basic necessity or cultural value to local communities.

Latest Publication:

Change in carbon stocks from land-use conversion

A science-for-policy paper for the Oil palm Research-Policy Partnership Network. The aim of this report is to synthesize current scientific data on carbon stocks to help policy makers make decisions about land conversion to oil palm plantations.


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