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Appetite for Destruction? The Product Guide to Palm Oil Content

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Product name Manufacturer Ethical score Traffic light
Island Bakery Biscuits Island Bakery 20 Green
Against the Grain Cookies Against the Grain 20 Green
Waitrose Biscuits Waitrose 19 Green
The Co-operative Biscuits Co-operative Group 17 Green
Shortbread Walkers Shortbread 17 Green
Ryvita Crackers The Jordans And Ryvita Company 16 Green
Traidcraft Cookies Traidcraft 15 Green
Geo Bar Traidcraft 15 Green
FairBreake Traidcraft 15 Green
Mark & Spencer Biscuits Marks and Spencer Group plc 14 Green
Sainsbury's Biscuits Sainsbury's Group 13 Green
Fox's 2 Sisters Food Group 14 Green
Rocky 2 Sisters Food Group 14 Green
Duchy Original Biscuits Duchy Original 14 Green
McVitie's Digestives United Biscuits 13 Green
McVitie's Hobnob's United Biscuits 13 Green
McVitie's Rich Tea United Biscuits 13 Green
Jaffa Cake United Biscuits 13 Green
Penguin United Biscuits 13 Green
Go Ahead United Biscuits 13 Green
Mini Cheddar United Biscuits 13 Green
Carr's United Biscuits 13 Green
Jacob's United Biscuits 13 Green
Amisa Biscuits Windmill Organic 13 Green
Biona Biscuits Windmill Organic 13 Green
Raw Health Organic Snax Windmill Organic 13 Green
Maryland Burton's Biscuits 13 Green
Jammie Dodgers Burton's Biscuits 13 Green
Cadbury Biscuits Burton's Biscuits 13 Green
Wagon Wheels Burton's Biscuits 13 Green
Lyon's Biscuits Burton's Biscuits 13 Green
Nairn's Oatcakes and Biscuits Nairn's Oatcake Ltd 12 Amber
Organic Biscuits and Cookies Doves Farm Foods 12 Amber
Breakaway Nestle 11 Amber
Toffee Crisp Nestle 11 Amber
Aero Biscuits Nestle 11 Amber
Organic Bars Village Bakery 10 Amber
All Bran Biscuits Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Nutri Grain Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Special K Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Tesco Biscuits Tesco 8 Amber
Morrison Biscuits Wm Morrison Supermarkets 7 Amber
Chips Ahoy Mondelez International 3 Red
Mikado Mondelez International 3 Red
Bel Vita Mondelez International 3 Red
LU Biscuits Mondelez International 3 Red
Ritz Mondelez International 3 Red
Oreo Mondelez International 3 Red
Quaker Oats Biscuits PepsiCo 3 Red
Snack-a-jack PepsiCo 3 Red
Whole Earth Royal Wessanen 3 Red
Kallo Rice Cake Royal Wessanen 3 Red
Bahlsen Biscuits Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG 2 Red
Pick Up Bahlsen GmbH & Co. KG 2 Red
Asda Biscuits Wal-Mart Stores 2 Red
The Little Treats Co. Frank Roberts & Sons Limited 0 Red
The Fine Cheese Co. Crackers and Biscuits The Fine Cheese Company 0 Red
Mrs Crimble's Stiletto Foods Ltd 0 Red
Caramel Wafer Tunnock’s 0 Red

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Key

Ethical Score: Products are ranked on a scoring system of 1-20, with 20 being the best score. Companies that do not use palm oil or their derivatives score 20.  Companies that use it but make no substantial policy statements and are not members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil score 0. For a full breakdown of the methodology, please visit www.ethicalconsumer.org.

Traffic Light System: Green - the best buys!  Amber - read the company's policy carefully to understand the impact of your purchase.  Red - consider one of the products in the green section instead.

Research conducted for The Rainforest Foundation UK by Ethical Consumer Research Association.

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