links deforestation inside Indonesia concessions to global supply chains now analyzes deforestation in all known oil palm concessions in Indonesia and links them to global supply chains. links deforestation inside Indonesia concessions to global supply chains

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 Second, data that is publicly available tends to be out of date or incomplete. And third, the ownership of plantations is often obscured by opaque corporate structures. now lifts this veil of secrecy, providing monthly deforestation metrics and maps for all concessions in Indonesia. Here’s how we do it. analyzes all concessions for deforestation every month.

RADD alert each month in a concession, Central Sulawesi

Every month, uses RADD alerts to detect deforestation inside all known concessions in Indonesia. We use a hex map to show you where deforestation occurred inside the concession boundary. You can select a time range to monitor the concession over time.

Hex map with Planet imagery base map

To determine when deforestation occurred and how it was likely caused, monthly high resolution satellite scenes are available as a base map. Deforestation metrics are also available between 2016 and 2019, which covers the Indonesia moratorium period as well as compliance with RSPO and potential EU and US Forest regulations. To monitor future risk, you can also check how much forest remains inside concessions.

Tracing concessions to mills

Search concessions and check traceability to your supply chain links concessions to mills with a custom built traceability model. We determine traceability using a combination of proximity from the concession to nearby mills and company ownership relationships. Traceability is divided into 4 tiers.

Tier 1 Inside Concession - The mill is inside the concession boundary. This means there is almost certainly a direct relationship.

Tier 2 Same Group - The concession is owned by the same group as a mill within a 25km radius

Tier 3 10km - The concession is owned by a different or unknown group from a mill within 10km proximity of a the mill

Tier 4 25km - The concession is owned by a different or unknown group from a mill within 25km proximity of a the mill

From mills to global supply chains

Palmoil tracks the supply chains of over 900 companies

If your company has a palm mill list, there is an excellent chance that we already monitor concessions that you source from and trace them to your supply chain. You can check if you monitor your company here. We also link mills and concessions to hundreds of grievances, so you can track how your suppliers are responding to cases.

Our Risk Insights do the deforestation analysis for you

If you need help monitoring concessions,'s expert analysts review all recent deforestation concessions and produce concise risk reports. The reports verify deforestation, determine when it occurred, and provide further details on supply chain linkages. Over 200 reports are available through our enterprise tier and at least ten new reports are added each month.

Example risk insight report

Concession monitoring is now available at an affordable price transparency extends to our pricing. We charge $299 per month/user for access to concession level monitoring and supply chain monitoring. Don’t need this level of detail, we still offer our basic service at $49 per month/user. For companies and organizations with large and complex supply chain monitoring needs, contact us about our enterprise service.