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Tell the RSPO: Drop Indofood or Lose All Credibility!

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil, but unfortunately, the RSPO’s certification is no guarantee of palm oil produced without deforestation or exploitation.

Recently, the UK-based grocery chain Iceland went so far as to institute a complete and total ban on palm oil in all of its products. The reason? The company’s leaders “don’t believe there is such a thing as guaranteed ‘sustainable’ palm oil available in the mass market.” That should stand as a wake up call to the RSPO.

If the RSPO wants to rebuild its credibility, it must strengthen its standards, reform its enforcement mechanisms, and expel bad actors. One such bad actor is Indofood, Indonesian business partner to PepsiCo, that has been exposed four times in the past two years for exploiting palm oil workers — yet the RSPO continues to delay in imposing consequences for this blatant violation of its own standards.

Send your message now: tell the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to drop Indofood’s certification!