The biggest challenge in deforestation monitoring is determining who caused it. This is difficult for a number of reasons. First, concessions - areas licensed to oil palm companies for industrial plantations - are not widely available. Second, data that is publicly available tends to be out of date or incomplete.
Grievances possibly provide the most valuable window into whether a palm oil company is actively addressing unsustainable and socially irresponsible practices in their supply chain. To make tracking and reviewing grievances simpler and more effective, Palmoil.io has built a comprehensive grievance database, which now features over 1,500 grievances