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Video: PepsiCo Declared “Out of Order” Across the Globe

PepsiCo’s new palm oil policy and ‘action plan’ has a loophole the size of Indonesia.

Throughout the month of October, forest fires, intentionally lit to clear land for palm oil production, raged across Sumatra and Borneo while people took action around the globe to #ChallengePepsi to close this destructive loophole. We received hundreds of photos from supporters in which people declared PepsiCo vending machines, soda fountains, and store displays “Out of Order” to demand PepsiCo cut deforestation, human rights abuses, and climate pollution from its supply chain.

We received action photos from a wide range of places: from people in Arizona, Minnesota, New York, British Columbia, London, Taiwan, and Australia, to name just a few.  

Watch this two minute video compilation of all the action photos from across the globe:

Unfortunately, after the month of public pressure, PepsiCo responded by issuing a so-called ‘action plan’ that falls woefully short of what is required. PepsiCo continues to not address the deadly crises that results from its use of Conflict Palm Oil and continues to refuse to take necessary action while Indonesia is literally burning. We must keep the pressure on and expose PepsiCo’s ‘action plan’ for what it is––nothing more than spin!

Here are several things you can do to keep the pressure on:

  • Email PepsiCo - Email PepsiCo’s CEO Ms. Indra Nooyi here and demand that it close the loophole in its palm oil policy.

  • Post on PepsiCo’s Facebook page- Share the action video and let them know what you think of their palm oil policy. A sample message could be: Hundreds have taken direct action on your products, as shown at http://on.fb.me/1O8xRSI, because we demand an end to deforestation, land theft, species extinction, and child and forced labor for cheap snacks.

  • Write a letter to the editor - Big companies like PepsiCo hate bad press, so that is exactly why we need you to write letters to the editors of your local papers today. With the exception of the frontpage, this is the most read section of the newspaper.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the #ChallengePepsi actions! Let’s keep the pressure on!

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  • commented 2015-12-24 12:12:44 -0800
    I will not buy Pepsi products until it acts responsibly and stops destroying the earth and contributing to the extinction of orangutans.
  • commented 2015-12-24 00:03:53 -0800
    I don’t drink very many sodas, but I like Pepsi. I’m now switching to RC.
  • commented 2015-12-23 18:35:25 -0800
    Who in the world drinks that poison, anyway? If you do, please join us and others and consider doing all you can to save the planet.
  • commented 2015-12-23 12:38:33 -0800
    No pepsi products… no chips no soda no…thing
  • commented 2015-12-23 11:54:41 -0800
    Please help pledge your support to all our ecosystems which are being put in destructive position. Thank you!
  • commented 2015-12-23 10:12:31 -0800
    What on earth is wrong with you Pepsi? No one wants your beverages, especially when they’re destroying rainforests. Get rid of palm oil in your products! Now!
  • commented 2015-12-23 07:45:17 -0800
    Is an expensive habit of drinking sugar water which does bad things for our health, worth destroying ecological systems and promoting species extinction? That is too high a price in my opinion.
  • commented 2015-12-23 06:36:33 -0800
    Save the Forest in Indonesia.
  • commented 2015-12-23 06:26:29 -0800
    We have no planet B. Stop the deforestation. Save our beautiful Planet
  • commented 2015-12-23 06:18:53 -0800
    Save The Forest in Indonesia!
  • commented 2015-12-23 05:36:00 -0800
    We have no planet B. Stop the deforestation. Save our beautiful Planet
  • commented 2015-12-23 05:28:33 -0800
    Pepsi sux
  • commented 2015-12-22 20:26:01 -0800
    Have you received letters of support from people in Indonesia? What are they doing to stop this deforestation?
  • commented 2015-12-22 19:14:07 -0800
    I will never drink Pepsi as long as PepsiCo fails to combat climate change in every possible way. Pepsi I can do without, but the rain forests I can not do without . . .
  • commented 2015-12-22 17:58:49 -0800
    How can you know the facts PepsiCo and turn your head the other way? You are a billionaire, giga corporation and have a moral and ethical obligation issue, and I will no longer purchase any of your products because I don’t care about PepsiCo but I do care about the rainforest and all of the creatures in it. Once the rainforest is gone, it is gone, and what a sad world when all that is left is PepsiCo.