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Palm Oil Transparency

What's the company's UCS total score regarding its commitment to transparent annual reporting, time-bound goals to physically source palm oil & its layout a process of verification?
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L'Oreal Group+image
L'Oreal Group
20
/20 2015
Procter & Gamble Co.+image
Procter & Gamble Co.
Ohio (United States)
20
/20 2015
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA+image
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
20
/20 2015
The Colgate-Palmolive Company+image
The Colgate-Palmolive Company
Switzerland
20
/20 2015
General Mills Inc.+image
General Mills Inc.
Minnesota (United States)
20
/20 2015
PepsiCo Inc.+image
PepsiCo Inc.
New York (United States)
20
/20 2015
Unilever+image
Unilever
Netherlands
20
/20 2015
ConAgra Foods+image
ConAgra Foods
Nebraska (United States)
20
/20 2015
Kellogg Co.+image
Kellogg Co.
Michigan (United States)
20
/20 2015
Groupe Danone+image
Groupe Danone
France
20
/20 2015
Nestlé+image
Nestlé
Switzerland
20
/20 2015
Kao Corporation+image
Kao Corporation
18
/20 2015
H. J. Heinz Company+image
H. J. Heinz Company
Pennsylvania (United States)
18
/20 2015
Reckitt Benckiser+image
Reckitt Benckiser
United Kingdom
15
/20 2015
Safeway Inc.+image
Safeway Inc.
California (United States)
15
/20 2015
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.+image
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
New York (United States)
15
/20 2015
Mondelez International+image
Mondelez International
United Kingdom
15
/20 2015
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.+image
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Arkansas (United States)
13
/20 2015
Beiersdorf AG+image
Beiersdorf AG
13
/20 2015
Starbucks Corporation+image
Starbucks Corporation
Washington (United States)
10
/20 2015

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About

Palm oil is a globally traded commodity used in a wide array of common consumer products, from shampoo to cookies. And much of this palm oil is produced in ways that involve the destruction of tropical forests and peatlands, adding to global warming emissions and reducing habitat for many already threatened species.

The good news is that palm oil can be produced without deforestation—and many companies have begun to make public commitments to use deforestation-free palm oil in their products.

The bad news is that too many companies are lagging behind, with weak commitments or none at all. UCS is asking consumers to tell these companies that deforestation is an unacceptable ingredient in their products.

In 2014 UCS released the first edition of our Palm Oil Scorecard. The scorecard evaluated 30 companies that produce major brands across the packaged food, fast food, and personal care product sectors for their commitments to use deforestation-free palm oil.

For 2015 UCS produced a new edition of the scorecard, recalculating each company's score to account for their progress (or lack thereof) during 2014. UCS also added a new sector to the mix, scoring the store brands of 10 retail stores (including supermarket, pharmacy, and discount stores) for the first time. 

(Source: UCS Palm Oil Scorecard 2015: Fries, Face Wash, Forests)

Methodology

Companies were scored, for a maximum of 20 points, based on the following criteria:

  • Annual Reporting of Progress
    Full 10 points: A company must be reporting its progress; including disclosure of the percentage (or volume) of palm oil that meets deforestation-free, peat-free criteria, is CSPO, or is sustainable. This can be satisfied by joining the RSPO and reporting through the ACOP 
    5 points: A company has made a vague commitment to reporting.
  • Time-bound goals to physically source palm oil 
    Full 5 points: A company has a time-bound plan with intermediate goals to physically source deforestation-free, peat-free palm oil OR a company does not have  intermediate goals, but commits to physically source deforestation-free, peat-free palm oil by 2015.
    3 points: A company has a time-bound plan WITHOUT intermediate goals to physically source deforestation-free, peat-free palm oil by a date after 2015 OR has a time-bound plan WITH intermediate goals to physically source 100% CSPO or sustainable palm oil OR has a time-bound plan WITHOUT intermediate goals if commits to physically source 100% CSPO or sustainable palm oil by 2015.
    1 point: A company has a time-bound plan WITHOUT intermediate goals to physically source 100% CSPO or sustainable palm oil by a date after 2015.
  • Layout a process of verification 
    Full 5 points: A company outlines how it will work with suppliers to ensure it and its suppliers are meeting all principles in its palm oil commitment.

(Source: UCS Palm Oil Scorecard Methodology)

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