Palm Supply Chain Policies

Stratas is not a producer of palm oil and does not own palm plantations. All of our palm oil is sourced through other companies. We will nonetheless work closely with customers and industry stakeholders to help develop a more sustainable supply chain for palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives. Stratas hereby commits to the following standards in our palm oil supply chain. 


No-Deforestation, No-Peat and No-Exploitation (NDPE)

As one of the North America’s leading suppliers of fats and oils to the food service, retail, and food-ingredient industries, Stratas commits to building a traceable and transparent supply chain that protects forests worldwide.

No Deforestation
No Development in High Carbon Stock Forests (1)

Our commitment classifies primary forests as well as High, Medium, Low Density and Regenerating forests as High Carbon Stock Forests. Young Scrub, Cleared/Open Land areas, existing plantations or other land already in agricultural production may be developed.

No Development in High Conservation Value Areas (2)

We commit to preserving High Conservation Value land. Stratas recognizes that in some instances, non-forest areas — particularly those with significant cultural or historical value — may also be considered High Conservation Value land. Such areas would fall within the scope of this policy. 

No Burning

We maintain a no-burn policy as outlined in RSPO Principles & Criteria section 7.11 (3) Within this framework, we will not accept the use of fire for the purpose of clearing land for palm production.


No new development on peatland, regardless of depth. Stratas will not accept new development of peatland, regardless of depth, for palm production. We are committed to supporting RSPO Principles & Criteria Section 7.7 (3) and the standards set forth in the RSPO manual on best-management practices for existing plantations on peatlands.

No Exploitation

No exploitation of people and local communities. We require that stakeholders in the Stratas supply chain:Comply with all applicable laws and regulations;

  • Respect Human Rights according to the U.N. Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights

  • Application of the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to ensure protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples and vulnerable communities. This includes but is not limited to respecting legal and customary land rights and prevention of land grabbing activities.

  • Respect Indigenous and Local Community rights to land and resources in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Respect labour rights as set out in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

  • Facilitate the inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain;

  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to improve working, environmental and safety conditions in our supply chains.

This policy applies to all supply chains in which Stratas operates.

(1) http://highcarbonstock.org/the-high-carbon-stock-approach/
(2) https://hcvnetwork.org/

(3) RSPO P&C for the Production of Sustainable Palm Oil (2018) https://rspo.org/resources/certification/rspoprinciples-criteria-certification/rspo-principle-criteria-for-the-production-of-sustainable-palm-oil-2018

Stratas will begin mapping our palm oil supply chain and expeditiously develop appropriate action plans
to create a more sustainable, traceable supply chain. We will engage directly with our suppliers to
identify any opportunities for improvement throughout our immediate supply chain. Stratas will make
available, at least once per year, reports detailing our efforts and progress towards full implementation
of this policy.

To download a copy of our Sustainable Palm letter click here.

Report A Violation

If you would like to report a violation of Stratas’ policy, you may do so by filling out the form below