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Retailers in 2009
Marks & Spencer
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
4
Migros
Retailers
Switzerland
ND
4
Sainsbury's
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
4
Carrefour
Retailers
France
ND
3
Coop Switzerland
Retailers
Switzerland
ND
3
IKEA
Retailers
Sweden
ND
3
Walmart
Retailers
USA
ND
3
Ahold
Retailers
Netherlands
ND
2
Tesco
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
2
The Co-operative
Retailers
United Kingdom
Some
2
Boots
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
1
Delhaize Group
Retailers
Belgium
ND
1
ICA
Retailers
Sweden
ND
1
Morrisons
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
1
S Group
Retailers
Finland
ND
1
Waitrose
Retailers
United Kingdom
ND
1
Auchan
Retailers
France
NR
0
Axfood
Retailers
Sweden
ND
0
Casino
Retailers
France
NR
0
Colruyt Group
Retailers
Belgium
NR
0
Coop Sweden
Retailers
Sweden
NR
0
E.Leclerc
Retailers
France
ND
0
Jumbo
Retailers
Netherlands
ND
0
Kesko
Retailers
Finland
ND
0
Super U
Retailers
France
NR
0
Superunie
Retailers
Netherlands
ND
0
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How did
do?

How did Retailers do?

54

companies assessed, 45 responded

41

are RSPO members

43

are buying certified sustainable palm oil

41

are buying 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil

Retailers made up 31% of all those assessed under the scorecard with a response rate of 83% which was the highest of any sector.

The average score for all retailers that participated in the survey was 12.9 with retailers scoring higher overall than other sectors. The top retailers, all scoring over 18 points were EDEKA, Kaufland, IKEA, Marks and Spencer, and ALDI South.

Of the 16 points available under the own supply chain section, respondent retailers scored and average of ten points. Retailers again outperformed on companies with commitments to purchase 100% RSPO CSPO with 85% having commitments and 80% with 2020 commitments.

A total of 577,254 tonnes of Palm Oil has been captured by the scorecard that is attributable to the retail sector, just 6% of the total captured under the scorecard. In line with overall trends, retailers did not perform as well in meeting commitments; 80% of retailers declared that they were using some RSPO but only just over half with a commitment were using 100% RSPO CSPO.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the large number of suppliers managed by retailers, only seven retail operators required suppliers to have a zero deforestation policy. This was by far the worst performing sector of all with only 13% meeting this criteria compared to the average at 27%. The retail sector performed similarly poorly with requiring traceability, with 15% requiring traceability to mills, and none requiring traceability to plantations. However, the fact that some of the retailers have made these commitments is an encouraging example that others in the sector can follow.

Retailers scored above average in terms of their commitments beyond their own supply chain with 44% of those assessed claiming to have some actions. 76% of retailers were members of the RSPO and 35% members of some other platform, again in line with across the board averages. Retailers also followed the average in terms of those investing in on the ground initiatives with just under a third reporting that they do so.

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