Policies and principles

Neste Responsible Sourcing Principle

Neste has a responsibility to proactively promote positive environmental and social impacts throughout its business operations and values chains. Neste expects its suppliers to have the same commitment to promote positive impacts and prevent habitat conversion.

Through our business operations and program interventions, Neste shall work to eliminate deforestation, habitat conversion, and other social and environment negative impacts.

In line with regulatory requirements

Neste operates in line with the European Union's regulatory requirements, following the Renewable Energy Directive; the Fuel Quality Directive and the Directive to reduce indirect land use change for biofuels and bioliquids; the European Grasslands Directive and the Renewable Fuel Standard of the USA and other international regulations relevant for our markets.

Respecting rights and values

In line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Neste respects the rights and values of people in its supply chains. Neste requires compliance with all applicable laws and aspires for international best practice. In addition, Neste obliges suppliers to meet or exceed the additional requirements that are specified in this document. Where national law and Neste requirements differ, Neste will follow the higher standard.

Engaging suppliers

Neste demonstrates its commitment and addresses its environmental and social impacts by carrying out sustainability due diligence in its supply base. Neste actively engages with suppliers and other relevant stakeholders to seek collaboration for jointly developing innovative solutions for continuous improvement and to resolve grievances where they arise.

Only traceable and sustainable feedstocks will do

Neste commits to source traceable and sustainable feedstocks that either meet credible third-party certification or will be verified in accordance with Neste's own policies and principles for sustainability as well as the legislation of the country in which it is produced and to which it will be supplied.