Companies worldwide can and should be using 100% sustainable palm oil, as certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
The 2013 Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard assesses the performance of 130 major retailers, food service companies and consumer goods and other manufacturers worldwide on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO).
This year’s Scorecard – the third WWF has produced – features companies from Europe, Australia, Japan, the US and India.
Source: WWF website
This metric indicates what the proportion of CSPO is out of the companies total Palm Oil use/sales.
WWF wants to see sustainable palm oil become a commodity in its own right – so that it can be traded in sustainable supply chains separate from the trade in conventional palm oil. Over a longer period, as markets like Europe and the US reach 100 per cent CSPO and demand grows in Asia, we would like to see the trade in non-certified palm oil dwindling and stopping.
To achieve this sustainable palm oil trade, we need to see whole supply chains and associated refineries and processing plants shifting to using only CSPO – so that everything they produce is derived solely from CSPO. In other words, we want to see the “physical” supply chain options growing – and that means all users of palm oil need to work hard with their suppliers and customers to push for faster progress.
In the attached Palm Oil Buyers or Retailers Scorecard, locate the company you wish to assess and check what the proportion (%) is of CSPO used/bought/sold by the company.