The 2016 Scorecard assesses 137 companies on the commitments they have made and the actions they have taken to support the RSPO and to source certified sustainable palm oil.
All the companies assessed are retailers, manufacturers and food service companies. Combined they use about 10% of the world’s palm oil.
Australia • Canada • Europe • India • Japan • USA
We scored all companies out of a possible total of 9 points, based on the most important
first steps that all palm oil users should be taking.
For companies from Australia, Europe, Japan and North America, we also assessed the way they sourced CSPO. Their score out of 10 is our measure of how far each company has travelled on the journey to switching all of its palm oil away from the book and claim trading system and to physically segregated RSPO-certified sources.
Some types of palm oil products are more difficult to obtain from segregated sustainable sources – and some companies need to make more efforts than others to shift their supply chains. The supply chain scores have been weighted to reflect this (you can read a detailed explanation of the methodology in the full report).
We asked all the companies to complete a simple online questionnaire. As in previous Scorecards, we used information that companies provided directly to us or in their annual reports to RSPO. We do not have the resources to verify this information, but have relied on the companies to be transparent, truthful and accurate in their reporting.
WWF urges users of the Scorecard to check the data and share any errors found with both WWF and the relevant company.