PepsiCo’s new palm oil policy has a loophole the size of Indonesia, which means more deforestation, human rights abuses and climate pollution may end up in PepsiCo branded products. We’re demanding that it close this destructive loophole by October 30th. Here are some key messages and facts for you to use in organizing your own #ChallengePepsi action in your own community:
- PepsiCo’s new palm oil policy has a loophole big enough to drive a bulldozer through, which means more deforestation, human rights abuses, and climate pollution may end up in PepsiCo brand products.
- PepsiCo's Indonesia-sized loophole is not in order with a responsible palm oil policy
- We’re declaring PepsiCo’s vending machines, soda machines and store displays “Out of Order” to demand it close this destructive loophole
- We must #ChallengePepsi to close its destructive loophole that allows more deforestation, climate pollution, and human rights abuses in Indonesia by October 30th.
- Stand with Indonesia. We’re standing with palm oil plantation workers against labor abuse and with local communities whose land and livelihoods depend on thriving forests
- PepsiCo, the largest globally distributed snack food company, is a major user of palm oil.
- PepsiCo lacks an adequate palm oil procurement policy and its products are at high risk of containing Conflict Palm Oil.
- Conflict Palm Oil drives species extinction, human rights abuses, deforestation and climate change, and is the cause of one of the world’s greatest environmental catastrophes.
- PepsiCo is the world’s largest globally distributed snack food company.
- PepsiCo’s latest policy specifically excludes Indofood, sole maker of PepsiCo products in Indonesia.
- Indofood is the 3rd largest private palm oil company in Indonesia; largest food company in Indonesia, one of the largest instant noodle producers in the world.
- Indofood is expanding aggressively and has set a target to develop 5,000 to 10,000 hectares of new palm oil plantations annually.
- Indofood is the largest private palm oil company in Indonesia that has not adopted a responsible palm oil.