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Volume of Palm Oil Used

What is total volume (in tonnes) of palm oil that is used/bought by the company?
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United Kingdom
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tonnes
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Specific_Project_Report

About

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 the total volume (in tonnes) of Palm Oil used/bought/sold by the company in question.

 

Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, and demand continues to grow rapidly. It’s an important ingredient in countless products. It’s also a major part of the economy in the tropical areas where it’s grown, helping to lift people out of poverty. Oil palm is highly productive, capable of producing more oil on less land than any other crop.

But it has a serious downside. Clearing land for palm oil plantations has led to widespread loss of rainforests in Indonesia, Malaysia and beyond. This has destroyed habitat for endangered species like rhinos, elephants, tigers and orang-utans, and robbed indigenous people of their land and livelihoods. It also fuels climate change.

By disclosing how much Palm Oil they use, it becomes clear how far along companies are on their way to sustainable supply chains.

Source: WWF - Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard Report

 


Methodology

In the attached Palm Oil Buyers or Retailers Scorecard, locate the company you wish to assess and check what the total volume (in tonnes) is of palm oil used/bought/sold by the company.


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