How did the manufacturers perform?
This year’s Scorecard shows consistent effort by some manufacturers to make headway on palm oil, although others need to step up their game - and quickly.
All four have shown real commitment and action not only on buying CSPO but also on requiring action on climate change right along their palm oil supply chains.
A further 20 manufacturers received 11 out of 12 points, reflecting their good progress on using certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO).
RSPO membershipOf the 78 global manufacturers scored, 75 were already Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) members, meaning they’ve at least taken the very first step all companies should take to engage in understanding the issues associated with palm oil.
Commitments to use only sustainable palm oil
Use of CSPOIn 2011 there was some good news about the number of manufacturers starting to use CSPO – but not such good news when it came to how many were approaching 100%.
Will the companies meet the 2015 deadline?
Most of those that have committed to get to 100% CSPO by 2015 also seem to be making good progress - but there are some notable exceptions like Barry Callebaut, Reckitt Benckiser, Associated British Foods, CSM, Kao Corporation, Lion Corporation, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Shiseido, Barilla and Tamanohada Soap Corporation, who will have to intensify their efforts to hit their own targets.