This Christmas, you can buy your mince pies, chocolates, biscuits and Christmas puddings from companies that only use sustainable palm oil.
Or you could choose to boycott palm oil completely and buy palm oil free products.
We've put together a list of companies which receive our best rating for palm oil, either for being a palm oil free company or for using best practices in their sourcing.
For example, a company must have all of the possible palm products (palm oil, palm kernel oil, palm oil derivatives) used in its global supply chain certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) plus something extra like full disclosure of volumes, suppliers, or traceability to the mill. Or else a high proportion certified and even more other positive initiatives.
The higher proportion of palm sourced from 'segregated' supply chains, the easier it is for a company to achieve our best rating.
Another way companies can demonstrate engagement on this issue is by sourcing palm oil that is certified as organic.
For all of the best-rated companies, we list their individual products that are palm oil free.
See our full list of palm-oil free products.
How do the supermarkets rate for palm oil?
In general, most supermarkets lose some points in our rating system for their palm oil policies and usage in own-brand products and don't achieve a 'best' rating. Our guide to supermarkets has more information about how they score for palm oil.
Although Iceland own brand products were palm oil free for a while, currently they are using some palm and other oils due to the war in Ukraine and supply issues with sunflower oil.
If you're shopping in a supermarket for things like mince pies check the ingredients if you're looking for certified or palm oil free products.
Why is palm oil a hot topic?
Read our articles about what palm oil is and what it's used for to find out about the ethical and environmental issues associated with palm oil, what sustainable palm oil is, and criticisms of RSPO, the body who oversee some sustainable palm oil.