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
Mark & Spencer Biscuits Marks and Spencer Group plc 17 Green
Shortbread Walkers Shortbread 17 Green
The Co-operative Biscuits Co-operative Group 16 Green
Ryvita Crackers The Jordans And Ryvita Company 16 Green
Traidcraft Cookies Traidcraft 15 Green
Geo Bar Traidcraft 15 Green
FairBreake Traidcraft 15 Green
Duchy Original Biscuits Duchy Original 14 Green
Sainsbury's Biscuits Sainsbury's Group 13 Amber
Fox's 2 Sisters Food Group 13 Amber
Rocky 2 Sisters Food Group 13 Amber
McVitie's Digestives United Biscuits 13 Amber
McVitie's Hobnob's United Biscuits 13 Amber
McVitie's Rich Tea United Biscuits 13 Amber
Jaffa Cake United Biscuits 13 Amber
Penguin United Biscuits 13 Amber
Go Ahead United Biscuits 13 Amber
Mini Cheddar United Biscuits 13 Amber
Carr's United Biscuits 13 Amber
Jacob's United Biscuits 13 Amber
Amisa Biscuits Windmill Organic 13 Amber
Biona Biscuits Windmill Organic 13 Amber
Raw Health Organic Snax Windmill Organic 13 Amber
Maryland Burton's Biscuits 13 Amber
Jammie Dodgers Burton's Biscuits 13 Amber
Cadbury Biscuits Burton's Biscuits 13 Amber
Wagon Wheels Burton's Biscuits 13 Amber
Lyon's Biscuits Burton's Biscuits 13 Amber
Nairn's Oatcakes and Biscuits Nairn's Oatcake Ltd 12 Amber
Organic Biscuits and Cookies Doves Farm Foods 12 Amber
Breakaway Nestle 12 Amber
Toffee Crisp Nestle 12 Amber
Aero Biscuits Nestle 12 Amber
Organic Bars Village Bakery 10 Amber
Tesco Biscuits Tesco 10 Amber
Morrison Biscuits Wm Morrison Supermarkets 10 Amber
All Bran Biscuits Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Nutri Grain Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Special K Kellogg Company 9 Amber
Chips Ahoy Mondelez International 6 Red
Mikado Mondelez International 6 Red
Bel Vita Mondelez International 6 Red
LU Biscuits Mondelez International 6 Red
Ritz Mondelez International 6 Red
Oreo Mondelez International 6 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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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. Products that contain 100% Fairtrade palm oil also 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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