In which country is the company headquarters located?
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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 where the headquarters the company in question are located.

Why did WWF choose to score these companies in particular?
WWF chose to score companies based on their importance either in terms of the total volume of palm oil they use, their role and influence in the supply chain or because of their relevance in national markets where WWF works.
Why did WWF include India and the US alongside Europe and Australia this time?  
Consumption in these countries is increasing rapidly. Between 2009 and 2013, India’s palm oil use has rocketed from 6 to 9 million tonnes. Palm oil consumption in the US has also passed the 1 million tonne mark in the same period. These changes reflect the growing importance of Asian countries, companies and consumers in the palm oil sector – but also their growing potential to be part of the solution to the challenges facing the industry. It also shows the role that US-based companies, and in particular multinationals, will increasingly have in driving transformation. At the same time, Europe remains the strongest market for CSPO. It’s more important than ever for European companies to create demand for change in the industry. 


In the attached Palm Oil Manufacturers or Retailers Scorecard, locate the company you wish to assess and check in which country their headquarters can be found.