Firms fall behind on palm oil pledges

Companies such as Reckitt Benckiser and Associated British Foods are lagging behind on sourcing RSPO certified palm oil

Palm oil. Credit: James Morgan, WWF InternationalReckitt Benckiser, PepsiCo and McDonald's are among the worst performing companies on buying palm oil from sustainable sources despite making a pledge to do so, a report by WWF shows.

WWF's palm oil buyers scorecard measures progress in 2013 by 130 retailers and food companies around the world at buying palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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