Responsible Supply Chain                
      Sustainable Palm Oil Policy

Oil palm has the highest oil output on the least amount of land area than any other vegetable oils. It is also the most widely used vegetable oils in the world. The oil palm industry employs many people and creates opportunity to bring many communities out of poverty. However, this opportunity comes with the responsibility to address the known risks associated in the palm oil supply chain.


Our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy is a multi-stakeholder approach which seeks:



To build a traceable and transparent supply chain.




To continue the journey of no deforestation and to commit no burning, protection of high conservation value (HCV) areas and high carbon stock (HCS) areas.




To reject new oil palm development in forested peatland plantation after May 2015.




To respect human rights and ensure protection of the rights of all workers.



To respect the rights of indigenous people and local communities to give or withhold Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) where oil palm development takes place.


Further information can be found on Mewah Sustainability Dashboard at

      Traceability Supply Chain      

At Mewah, we have an active engagement practice to ensure that all our suppliers and buyers are aware of our Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge. This would allow us to drive sustainable practices down the supply chain.


For every ton of palm oil and palm kernel oil received into our refineries, we need know the source of this oil. Traceability is useful because the information can be utilised to evaluate our suppliers’ performance against our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy, and to engage with our supply base to complete achievements where needed.

      Supplier Engagement Program      

We hold training and engagement dialogue sessions with our suppliers as well as periodic audits to evaluate and ensure compliance to our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy. The Supplier Engagement Program also provides us the opportunity to socialise our Sustainable Palm Oil Policy with our direct suppliers, providing them with a platform to discuss the implications and requirement of adopting similar policies.

      Grievance Procedure      

As part of our Sustainability Guide, the Grievance Procedure set the guideline on how grievances raised by the stakeholders in our supply chain will be handled by us.


In June 2016, we launched the Grievance Procedure on our Sustainability Dashboard. This procedure serves as a platform for all stakeholders in our supply chain to address concerns and to report complaints. The ultimate goal is to increase transparency and accountability of our supply chain.