Corp. ( 5. 5), Lion ( 5), Reckitt Benckiser ( 5),
Co-op Clean ( 4. 5), Ecover ( 4. 5) L’Occitane
(2.6) and Shiseido (1.5). In the“retailers”
category, ASDA (Walmart), Boots Group
and The Body Shop scored 9s.
Released at the 9th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in Kota Kinabalu,
Malaysia, the scorecard, which assesses
both RSPO members and non-members,
also shows that 87 of the 132 companies
(66%) surveyed have committed to sourcing 100% RSPO-certified palm oil by 2015
or earlier, an encouraging sign that could
spur further market development.
However, nearly half of the retailers and
more than a fifth of manufacturers scored
very poorly on taking responsibility for the
impacts of their palm oil sourcing.
The Scorecard shows that it is possible
for companies to make a strong commitment to the RSPO and sustainable palm
oil—no matter how much palm oil they
use. Even companies dealing in very large
volumes of palm oil, such as Nestlé and
Unilever, which each scored eight out of a
possible nine points, demonstrate they can
act responsibly, said WWF.
The supply of certified sustainable palm
has grown dramatically since WWF released its first Scorecard in 2009, and now
stands at five million tons (10% of global
palm oil production).
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prestige channel is the big winner in 2011,
as sales are expected to jump 7-8%.
In its report, Kline noted that Saks
called cosmetics one of its strongest per-
forming categories. In contrast, sales in
mass are expected to increase 2-3%, which
is about the same rate of growth as during
the recession, according to findings.
US Cosmetics and Toiletries
Sales Rise 3.1-3.6% in 2011
•According to preliminary data from
Kline, US cosmetics and toiletries sales will
rise 3.1-3.6% this year—that’s ahead of last
year’s 2.4% growth, according to the Parsippany, NJ-based research company. The
For Saks Fifth Avenue, cosmetics were one of its
strongest performing categories last year.