A renewable fuel company for the new era of combating climate change

Sustainability policy

Sustainability is our reason for being

Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCEH) is committed to creating long-term stakeholder value through the implementation of ethical, social, energy and environmentally sustainable-based initiatives throughout its worldwide operations including Sustainable Oils, Inc. and Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, LLC. 

This begins with programs at the corporate offices and carries through to sustainable farming, processing, refining and transportation practices and policies at all of our growers' farms and facilities.

For example, we continually work to minimize the energy and water used in our operations while maximizing our positive impact on the environment and the local community.

Our sustainable agriculture and renewable fuel production integrates the “triple bottom line” accounting concept that environmental and social stewardship, and financial profitability are inseparable in order for an organization to be successful.

Sustainability also relies on the principle that we will not sacrifice our future for short term benefits.

We maintain this policy through responsible Stewardship of Natural and Human Resources.


Stewardship of human resources includes considering social responsibilities such as working and living conditions of employees and their community, community health and safety and long-term quality of life. Stewardship of land and natural resources includes considering both plant and animals by maintaining or enhancing this symbiotic balance for the long term.

The drive to ZERO environmental and social impacts is our philosophical and operational goal made possible through innovative technologies, energy management, fuel switching, renewables sustainable practices, co-location of facilities and continued feedstock research and development.

We are committed to delivering on biofuel's promise of sustainability.

Our mandate is to provide the lowest life cycle carbon intensive fuel products into the market by focusing on plant genetics, selection, growing, transportation, production, distribution, and end-use processes. Since each step in the renewable fuel’s life cycle creates its own carbon footprint, we are diligent and surgical in our approach to GHG reduction strategies throughout the complete supply chain. 

We at Global Clean Energy Holdings are fully committed to maintaining corporate sustainable policies and practices for all stakeholders.  Through commitment, practice, and education our goal is to improve the sustainability and efficiency in all aspects of the business. For us, sustainability is not just good business, it is the right thing to do.

Richard Palmer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Russell Blades
Vice President, Technology & Sustainability