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Zeelandia on WWF 2016 Palm Oil Scorecard

The World Wildlife Fund has published the ‘2016 Scorecard’ – a report on sustainable palm oil. The report shows Dutch food-producing companies and supermarkets taking the lead in the usage and purchasing of sustainable palm oil.

'Dutch companies leading in use of sustainable palm oil' 

The World Wildlife Fund has published the ‘2016 Scorecard’ – a report on sustainable palm oil. The report shows Dutch food-producing companies and supermarkets taking the lead in the usage and purchasing of sustainable palm oil.

This Scorecard assessed the performance of 137 retailers, manufacturers and food service companies from Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan and the US. Between them, these brands use more than 6 million tonnes of palm oil, representing roughly 10 per cent of global use. Building on previous WWF Scorecards in 2009, 2011 and 2013, the 2016 Scorecard brings into sharp focus which companies have met their commitments on palm oil.

Zeelandia has been a member of RSPO since April 2011 and performs well on this scorecard: the score as determined by WWF is 7 out of 9 (9 being the maximum score). Michiel de Ruiter, Zeelandia CEO: “We are a family company and we want to contribute actively to a sustainable society. A proper balance between sustainability and long-term business results is guaranteed in processes and is part of our company culture.”

 

Source: ANP/Zeelandia

 

About palm oil

Palm oil is used in the production of a vast range of products: from margarine to soap, and from cookies to shampoo. Palm oil is mostly harvested in Malaysia and Indonesia. Sustainable palm oil has a special hallmark. One of the most important requirements for this hallmark is that the palm oil comes from plantations that were created without doing harm.