2022 FEDIOL monitoring of certified sustainable palm oil used in the EU  13/11/2023

FEDIOL's monitoring of the certified sustainable palm oil used in Europe in 2022 shows a result of 64%, a decrease of 1% point compared to 2021, while the absolute share of certified sustainable palm kernel oil stands at 45%. For palm kernel oil this represents a loss of 2% points vs previous year.

FEDIOL carries out an annual monitoring of the volumes of crude palm oil and palm kernel oil entering the EU refining plants of FEDIOL member companies that participate in the survey.

In 2022, FEDIOL members refined a total volume of 3.03 million tons of palm oil. This represents a drop of -7.4% from the 2021 volumes and implies a continuation of the downwards trend registered since 2017. Similarly, total certified sustainable palm oil volumes reached 1.9 million tons and decreased by -0.5 points compared to 2021 resisting the downwards trend of the past few years. The majority of this certified sustainable palm oil was traded under segregated chain of custody, while mass balance continued a steady decrease.

Concerning palm kernel oil, the monitoring figures show that the total palm kernel oil refined by FEDIOL members in 2022 amounted to 343.000 tons, a slight -1% drop from 2021, while total certified sustainable palm kernel oil volumes faced a more sizable decrease of 5% over the same period.

Traceability up to the mills where palm fruits are processed, for both palm oil and palm kernel oil, remains high reaching 98% and 100% respectively.

The monitoring leaflet can be found on the FEDIOL website.