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What is SPOTT?

The Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) provides practical tools and information for all stakeholders in the supply chain, including scored assessments of the world’s largest palm oil producing companies by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), helping to monitor the industry's negative environmental impacts.

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SPOTT Companies

SPOTT features a scorecard assessing 50 of the world's largest palm oil producers – representing half of all land under cultivation – against more than 50 indicators of commitment to environmental best practice. Use the satellite map to monitor company concessions for fires and deforestation with data from Global Forest Watch.

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SPOTT Indicators

SPOTT assesses companies against a framework of over 50 indicators of commitment to environmental and social best practice for palm oil production. Organised across seven categories, SPOTT assessments follow research protocols using only publicly available information on company policy, disclosure of operations and implementation of commitments.

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Monitor and manage environmental risks from palm oil production.

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) presents the Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT).

Monitor corporate transparency via our interactive companies scorecard, assessments and satellite map. Review the latest reports and case studies for innovative best practice advice from ZSL and many others.

Navigate the SPOTT site according to your role as a stakeholder in the supply chain for bespoke content. Consult our libraries of links and infographics, images and videos, and a popup glossary of technical terms. Sign up to our email newsletter and stay up to date with current developments in the palm oil industry.

Latest Company Scores:

Explore SPOTT's assessments for 50 of the largest palm oil producing companies worldwide using only publicly available information on disclosure of their operations and their commitments to environmental and social best practice.

Most transparent companies

1. DAABON Group (96%)

2. Agropalma Group (94%)

3. New Britain Palm Oil (88%)

Least transparent companies

50. Darmex Agro Group (0%)

=49. KS Oils Ltd (2%)

=49. Malaysia Airport (2%)

Greatest score increases

13. Olam International (60%) (+7)

20. KLK Bhd (52%) (+5)

=7. Cargill Inc (66%) (+5)

Resources for the Supply Chain:

In addition to the company assessments and best practice advice, SPOTT contains links to hundreds of useful resources for different stakeholders in the supply chain: