Despite being publicly exposed for clearing forests in critical elephant habitat of the Leuser Ecosystem in February, palm oil company PT. ABN has continued to clear forest threatening the survival of a local herd of Sumatran elephants.
Where does that palm oil end up?
A RAN field investigation shows that global brands are driving this destruction by sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from the biggest palm oil buyers in the region. We tracked trucks from the frontlines of forest destruction to a mill supplying palm oil trader Wilmar and found that despite its “No Deforestation” commitment, it continues to ship Conflict Palm Oil to brands like PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s and Procter & Gamble.
For three years, Wilmar and its corporate clients like PepsiCo and McDonald’s have failed to stop the destruction of the last habitat for endangered Sumatran elephants. We can’t let these companies continue to hide behind corporate greenwash, whilst forests are flattened to make way for more Conflict Palm Oil plantations.
This has to stop - send your message now! Tell PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble and others to put elephants over earning a quick buck and end the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem for their products!
Full documentation of this investigation can be found here.
Millions of acres of rainforest continue to be bulldozed to produce the cheap Conflict Palm Oil found in packaged foods sold across the globe. There is no more time for delays, global brands must go beyond paper promises and end the destruction of rainforests for palm oil.
Latest investigations show that brands across the globe that have “no deforestation” policies in place to prevent exactly this type of incident, continue to source Conflict Palm Oil from companies that are driving the destruction of critical rainforests like the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia.
Endangered Sumatran elephants depend on these forests for their very survival. And as these forests fall, their numbers do as well. Every elephant that dies is a consequence of your company’s inaction.
We will not let your company hide behind corporate greenwash, whilst forests are flattened to make way for more Conflict Palm Oil plantations.
Stop putting profits before the survival of the Sumatran elephant. Start taking real actions to halt the bulldozers destroying critical forests like the Leuser Ecosystem.