One of our key commitments in our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil is to ensure our palm oil and refined products can be traced to their origin – initially to the palm oil mill but ultimately to the plantation. Our commercial team works closely with our sustainability team to achieve our Group’s traceability targets through active engagement with suppliers.

We own and operate 2 refineries and 17 palm oil mills. The names of these refineries and mills are listed here. The crude palm oil (CPO) used at our refineries are mainly supplied from our own palm oil mills, with a relatively small portion (8% in 2019) purchased from third party suppliers. All our own mills source fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from our nucleus and plasma plantations. Six of these mills (as at end 2019) source from third party plantations as well.


For CPO to be considered traceable to mill, First Resources requires the parent company name, company name, mill name, geographical coordinates and mill address of the supplying mill. Where any part of this information is incomplete, CPO volumes from that particular supplier is treated as “untraceable”, which does not mean that we do not know the source but that they do not fulfil the criteria for what we consider as traceable.

Since 2017, we have maintained 100% traceability to our supplying palm oil mills. In 2019, we source all our CPO and palm kernel (PK) directly from mills. For the traceability report of the PT Adhitya Serayakorita refinery, please click here, and for PT Ciliandra Perkasa refinery, please click here. All our third-party supplier mills source FFB from their own plantations, with some purchasing FFB from third party suppliers as well.


Of all the FFB processed in our own mills in 2019, 92% came from our own plantations and plasma schemes, while the remaining 8% was sourced from third-party suppliers. These include independent smallholders, medium-sized outgrowers and neighbouring plantation companies. FFB is also purchased from local traders who collect the FFB from the surrounding area

In 2019, we maintained approximately 98% traceability to plantation of the FFB processed at our own mills. We aim to achieve 100% traceability to the plantation for First Resources-owned mills by 2020.

Sustainability Policy




Environmental Management
• High Carbon Stock
• High Conservation Value
• Peat, Soil and Water Mgmt
• Zero Burning Policy
• Greenhouse Gases
• Integrated Pest Mgmt
• Waste Mgmt


Community Engagement
• Smallholder Partnership
• Community Development


Supply Chain
• Traceability


Employee Relations
• Employment Practices
• Occupational Health & Safety


Sustainability Reports


Grievance Procedure
• Grievance List