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Unilever

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The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard assesses the progress of companies on the commitments and actions necessary to be a responsible user of palm oil. Companies were measured on these actions taken in 2015.
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Netherlands

Manufacturer

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Own Brand


Becel, Persil, Dove, Blue Band, Axe, Omo, Knorr, Rexona



Netherlands

Manufacturer

global-black.pngGlobal

Own Brand


Becel, Persil, Dove, Blue Band, Axe, Omo, Knorr, Rexona


Unilever

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Volume of palm oil and CSPO used





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Additional actions taken

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What other actions does the company say it’s taking on sustainable palm oil?

In April 2016 Unilever launched its Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policy. Unilever is involved in the process to define High Carbon Stock and align on a common methodology for companies to implement their no deforestation commitments. Unilver has a partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) on transparency and risk management of Unilever's supply base through the Global Forest Watch (GFW) online tool. At the end of 2015, Unilever engaged an independent third-party to begin site verification for independent mills in their supply chain. In August 2015, Unilever began a pilot program in North Sumatra to achieve RSPO certified independent smallholder farmers. Unilever has also invested in a fractionation plant in North Sumatra, Indonesia that will require RSPO certified palm kernel oil from RSPO certified plantations and smallholders. Unilever is an active member of the Working Group to develop a Controlled Supply from Smallholder (CSS) approach under the Smallholder Acceleration and REDD + Programme (SHARP). In addition, Unilever participates in the RSPO Smallholder Working Group and FFB Legality Working Group, as well as the Traceability Working Group led by IDH (The Sustainable Trade Initiative) with the purpose of coming to an industry alignment on a traceability definition and risk assessment methodology. Unilever continues to co-chair the RSPO board. Unilever's CEO continues to provide leadership in the Tropical Forest Alliance. Unilever co-lead the sustainability working group in the Consumer Goods Forum and contributed to the published CGF guide for sustainable palm oil sourcing.