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Palm Oil Traceability

What's the company's UCS Palm Oil Traceability total score?
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Reckitt Benckiser+image
Reckitt Benckiser
United Kingdom
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
Mondelez International+image
Mondelez International
United Kingdom
20
/20 2015
PepsiCo Inc.+image
PepsiCo Inc.
New York (United States)
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
Nestlé+image
Nestlé
Switzerland
20
/20 2015
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.+image
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.
Massachusetts (United States)
20
/20 2015
Groupe Danone+image
Groupe Danone
France
20
/20 2016
Safeway Inc.+image
Safeway Inc.
California (United States)
15
/20 2015
Beiersdorf AG+image
Beiersdorf AG
15
/20 2015
Kao Corporation+image
Kao Corporation
15
/20 2015
General Mills Inc.+image
General Mills Inc.
Minnesota (United States)
15
/20 2015
Unilever+image
Unilever
Netherlands
15
/20 2015
L'Oreal Group+image
L'Oreal Group
10
/20 2015
McDonald's Corporation+image
McDonald's Corporation
10
/20 2015
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.+image
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
New York (United States)
3.3
/20 2015
Dollar Tree+image
Dollar Tree
Virginia (United States)
0
/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 evaluated based on two criteria: their commitment to tracing palm oil and their commitment to ask suppliers about the GHG footprint of their production; companies were scored as follows:

First Criterion:

  • Full 15 points: A company must commit to trace its palm oil to the plantation level or that the supply chain is traced to the plantation level in conjunction with a supplier whose tracing can be verified.
  • 10 points: A company has a vague commitment to traceability.

Second Criterion:

  • Full 5 points: A company answers “yes” to question 2.5 or 5.2 on the 2013-2014 RSPO ACOP OR this information is included in other policies. 

(Source: UCS Palm Oil Scorecard Methodology)

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