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Food Service

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  • Leading the way
  • Well on the path
  • Started the journey
  • Not yet in the starting blocks
  • (NR) Non-respondent
 
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How did the food service companies do in 2015?

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companies assessed, 8 responded
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are RSPO members
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are buying certified sustainable palm oil
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are buying 100% certified sustainable palm oil
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are buying 100% physical certified sustainable palm oil

We looked at only a few food service companies – but found the majority making little progress, with half buying no certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) at all.

While it’s a small sample, it seems that, with a couple of major exceptions, the sector is falling behind other brands.

Which companies are doing well?

4 food service companies are leading the pack – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, McDonald’s, Sodexo and Restaurant Brands International.

All 4 scored the maximum of 9 points for the core actions WWF asked of them: joining the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), reporting progress, setting tough targets to buy CSPO – and delivering on those commitments by sourcing close to all of their use of palm oil from CSPO.

Which companies need to do better?

The only other food service companies that reported using CSPO are Délifrance and Wendy’s.

Cara Operations, Pizza Pizza, Yum! and Whitbread didn’t reply to our request for information. Along with Dunkin’ Brands, they aren’t even members of the RSPO.

Food service progress on 2015 commitments

Only 4 of the food service companies had set themselves the target of reaching 100% CSPO by 2015 – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, McDonald’s, Sodexo and Restaurant Brands International. McDonald’s managed to cover 95% of its palm oil usage with CSPO, while the other three used 100%.

Overall, it’s disappointing to see so little engagement in sustainable palm oil from the food service sector.

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Choose a food service company, send a tweet asking them to do better on sustainable Palm Oil.