NGO’s Tell Brands: Drop Palm Oil Giant IOI Group!

An international coalition of environmental and human rights groups is calling on hundreds of global brands and traders to drop their ties to controversial palm oil supplier IOI Group.

The palm oil industry’s certification body, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), recently withdrew its sustainability certification from the problematic company amidst documented complaints of deforestation and the draining and burning of peatlands. Over the past years documented labor and human rights abuses on IOI Group-owned plantations have also gone unaddressed. IOI Group responded to the RSPO suspension with outright denial and a lawsuit against the RSPO.

The coalition is calling on global brands and palm oil traders to publicly confirm if they have dropped IOI and have also outlined actions that must be taken by the company prior to it being reconsidered as a supplier.

Click here to review the full letter: Civil Society Recommendations To Brands and Traders Regarding The Cancellation of IOI Group as a Global Supplier Of Palm Oil

Rainforest Action Network and the following coalition of NGO's from around the world are calling for real reforms of IOI, one of the most controversial suppliers in a highly controversial industry: 

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  • commented 2016-05-30 12:37:40 -0700
  • commented 2016-05-16 12:38:23 -0700
    Hello, I have contacted Ghirardelli chocolates to see if their palm oil is conflict free and they have not responded back. I will call them again today, but if they keep avoiding my question, I think that’s a huge sign that their palm oil may come from an unsustainable source. As you know, this chocolate company’s home base in San Francisco and I know RAN is in San Francisco. Why don’t we organize a campaign/protest against this company (once we know for sure that their palm oil is aligned with IOI).
  • commented 2016-05-13 12:33:09 -0700
    DROP PALM OIL GIANT IOI GROUP!
  • commented 2016-05-12 20:53:13 -0700
    Do something to save earth and its inhabitants before it’s too late! Stop the decades of exploitation and greed NOW! Don’t expect problems to disappear without active intervention on everyone’s part!
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  • commented 2016-05-12 20:48:23 -0700
    It is a disgrace how as a seemingly intelligent species we destroy what keeps us alive, the environment abscess do so, not only with a total disregard for ourselves, but also the countless other species who are losing there homes, their food supplies and their lives. Well I don’t want this and I don’t want it for my children. Not on my dinner plate, not on my face, not on my body and not in my name. It’s time to stop supporting those companies who routinely use palm .