Achieving a no-deforestation supply chain is important to our climate goals and carbon reduction strategies.
We have identified that 30.8% of all supplying mills and 75.8% of traceable volumes sourced are Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified, including SDP mills. Because they adhere to this standard, we know the supply from these mills is mostly in line with our NDPE commitments, and supports our understanding of which suppliers are making progress against these commitments.
Every six months, we assess all supplying mills for compliance with NDPE requirements using the NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework (NDPE IRF). Developed by Proforest with the support of various conveners, companies, practitioners, and stakeholders in the palm oil sector, this reporting tool is designed to help companies systematically understand and track progress in delivering on our NDPE commitments in our palm oil supply chain. At both the mill and production levels, the NDPE IRF tool allows us to collectively understand what is required to deliver on NDPE commitments, monitor progress, identify gaps in implementation, and drive improvements. The framework currently covers No Deforestation and No Peat criteria, whilst its No Exploitation component is under development.
Our global profiles show that 75% of suppliers are either delivering on or making progress against their NDPE commitments in 2021. This high percentage is because most of our supply comes from SDP mills, which are RSPO certified. We continue to engage supplying mills that need support to understand and meet their NDPE commitments through programmes like our supplier workshops in Indonesia. We have targeted 100% of our suppliers complying with NDPE requirements by 2025. The NDPE IRF will be instrumental in tracking their progress, and we will begin third-party verification of NDPE IRF reporting by 2023.