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Open Letter to PepsiCo: Address The Real Costs Of Conflict Palm Oil

Open Letter to PepsiCo: Address The Real Costs Of Conflict Palm Oil

For four years, RAN and allied organizations around the globe have called out PepsiCo for driving deforestation, species extinction, climate pollution, and human and labor rights violations through its continued use of Conflict Palm Oil to make snack foods.

 

But still, PepsiCo––the largest globally traded snack food company––remains connected to Conflict Palm Oil throughout its supply chain.

 

RAN field investigations show that this multi-billion dollar corporation continues to be complicit in the obliteration of critical rainforests like the Leuser Ecosystem as well as the systemic exploitation of workers including in the operations of its Indonesian palm oil partner Indofood. The company continues to hide behind the false sustainability claims of the broken RSPO certification system and has failed to set a deadline by which it will end these atrocities that are caused in part by the production of PepsiCo products sold across the globe.

 

RAN and 45 other groups have recently released an open letter to PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi, calling on the company to ensure that all of its globally sold products are produced without deforestation, the destruction of peatlands or the violation of human rights — including the rights of local communities and workers.

 

Join us in holding PepsiCo to account. Add your name to the open letter to demand that PepsiCo clean up its palm oil supply chain now!

 

Add your name - sign on to the open letter to PepsiCo CEO Ms. Indra Nooyi

View the full Open Letter and list of signatory organizations here.

 

Urgent Appeal To PepsiCo’s CEO: Address The Real Costs Of Conflict Palm Oil

Dear Ms. Indra Nooyi,

As a concerned consumer, I am writing to demand PepsiCo to ensure that all of its products sold globally are produced without deforestation, the destruction of peatlands or the violation of human rights, including the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities and workers.

Along with the 46 organizations from around the globe which wrote you an open letter, I am personally calling on PepsiCo to clean up its palm oil supply chain now and reform the deplorable operations of your Indonesian palm oil partner, Indofood.

Globally critical forests are falling for palm oil plantation expansion. The communities within and downstream from these developments are losing their sources of clean water and livelihoods, and many thousands of plantation workers—all too often unpaid women, children, and vulnerable migrant workers—face serious labor abuses, including poverty wages, exposure to toxic chemicals, and denial of their right to organize trade unions.

It is with the utmost urgency that I call on PepsiCo to address the egregious impacts of its palm oil supply chain and business partnerships in Indonesia and other sourcing regions including Malaysia and Latin America. To continue inaction is to continue to be both misaligned with PepsiCo’s own mission, values and stated intent, as well as to be complicit in ongoing environmental destruction, workers’ rights violations and human rights abuses.
 
Thank you for your prompt attention.

Open Letter to PepsiCo: Address The Real Costs Of Conflict Palm Oil