Dunkin' Feels the Heat in Boston
Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want Dunkin' to stop using Conflict Palm Oil in its products.
Dunkin’ has recognized the problems associated with the production of Conflict Palm Oil but it has yet to publicly release a palm oil procurement policy. That's why we're calling on Dunkin’ to adopt a palm oil procurement policy that ensures that the palm oil in its supply chain is in fact fully traceable, legally grown, and sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations.
Dunkin' needs to hear from all of you on the Palm Oil Action Team right now! Tell the company to turn its recognition of the problems with Conflict Palm Oil into a global palm oil policy and take action to cut Conflict Palm Oil from its products immediately.
1. Call Dunkin' at (781) 737-3000.
Here's a call script you can use:
“Hi, my name is [your name] from [your city]. I’m a [student, mom..] and one of your valued customers! It concerns me that your company cannot guarantee that it is not using conflict palm oil in its products. Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. must demand responsible palm oil from its suppliers and eliminate conflict palm oil from its products. Dunkin' has recognized the problems with Conflict Palm Oil, now I encourage you to take action by adopting a new global responsible palm oil procurement policy and implementation plan that ensures that the palm oil in your company’s supply chain is fully traceable, legally grown, and sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations. Thank You!”
2. Post this message on Dunkin's Facebook wall
Hey Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., I’m standing with orangutans, and I can’t stand by brands that use Conflict Palm Oil. Demand responsible palm oil from your suppliers and eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from your products. The power is #InYourPalm.
3. Tweet at Dunkin':
@DunkinDonuts I can’t stand by brands that use Conflict #PalmOil. The power is #InYourPalm.
At the Dunkin' HQ, Strawberry and I gave representatives of the company a copy of the RAN report Conflict Palm Oil: How US Snack Food Brands are Contributing to Orangutan Extinction, Climate Change and Human Rights Violations
and outlined RAN's demand to cut Conflict Palm Oil.
Dunkin' has the potential to do significant good by cutting Conflict Palm Oil, but the company needs to hear from as many of us as possible.
Call Dunkin and encourage the company to cut Conflict Palm Oil from its products and set an example for the rest of the Snack Food 20.