Coop is a well-known supermarket in Switzerland. Also Coop is the name behind numerous sales formats, wholesale businesses and manufacturing companies which do not carry the Coop logo. Coop offers a unique mix of own-label brands and branded articles. Coop is especially proud of its environmentally and socially responsible ranges and our sustainability performance along the entire value chain. In recognition, independent rating agency Oekom Research AG named Coop the world’s most sustainable retailer in 2011.
Coop is setting itself ambitious targets for palm oil. It intends to convert to 80% RSPO-certified segregated or identity preserved sustainable palm oil for Coop own-label brand foodstuffs by 2013. Thanks to excellent collaboration with Coop bakeries and the palm oil importer Nutriswiss AG, an initial milestone has already been reached – since autumn 2011, Coop has exclusively been using physical RSPO-certified palm oil from Malaysia for most of its own-brand ready to-bake dough. Since 2010 all palm oil used in Coop own-label brand foodstuffs and nonfood-products is covered with a 100% Green Palm Certificates.