One of our key commitments in our Policy on Sustainable Palm Oil is to ensure our 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 15 palm oil mills. The names of these refineries and mills are listed here. The crude palm oil used at our refineries are mainly supplied from our own palm oil mills. We purchase a relatively small portion (7% in 2018) of the crude palm oil from external parties.


For CPO to be fully traceable, First Resources requires the company name, parent company name, mill name, mill address and geographical coordinates. 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 traceable. 

Since 2017, we have achieved 100% traceability to our supplying palm oil mills. In 2018, we source all our CPO and PK directly from mills, instead of through intermediaries. For the list of our CPO and PK suppliers in 2018, please click here.


Of all the FFB processed in our mills in 2018, 90% came from our own plantations and plasma schemes, while the remaining 10% 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 fruits from the surrounding area and sell them to the most convenient mill. In 2018, we made progress on obtaining data required for tracing FFB sourced from third parties to plantations. Taken together with the FFB supplies from our nucleus and plasma plantations, 98% of the FFB processed at our mills was traceable to estates.

Going forward, 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