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 18 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 (approximately 5% in 2020) purchased from third-party suppliers. All our own mills source fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from our nucleus and plasma plantations. Ten of these mills (as at end 2020) source from third party plantations as well.


For CPO and palm kernel (PK) to be considered traceable to mill, First Resources requires the company name, parent company name, mill name, mill address and geographical coordinates of the supplying mill. In the case that any part of this information is missing or incomplete, CPO and PK volumes from that particular supplier is treated as "untraceable". This does not mean that we do not know the source, but rather they do not fulfil the traceability criteria.

Since 2017, we have maintained 100% traceability to our supplying palm oil mills. For the 2020 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.

For the first half of 2021, we continue to maintain 100% traceability to all our supplying mills. For the traceability report of the PT Adhitya Serayakorita refinery, please click here, and for PT Ciliandra Perkasa refinery, please click here. For the traceability report of our new kernel crushing plant at PT Swadaya Mukti Prakarsa, please click here.


Of all the FFB processed in our own mills in 2020, approximately 87% came from our own plantations and plasma schemes, while the remaining 13% was sourced from third-party FFB suppliers. These include independent smallholders, medium-sized outgrowers and neighbouring plantation companies. FFB is also purchased from local dealers who collect FFB from the surrounding area.

In 2020, we achieved our target of 100% traceability to plantations for First Resources-owned mills. Going forward, we aim to achieve 100% traceability to plantations of the third-party CPO and PK suppliers we source from.

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