Rainforest Action Network Alerts Investors and Consumers that P & G Brands will remain tainted with forests destruction for years to come
Rainforest Action Network condemns the latest report released by Procter & Gamble and is alerting investors and consumers across the globe that the company simply can not be trusted to provide products that are free of forest destruction. Procter & Gamble issued a further report outlining its assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of committing to eliminate sourcing from intact forests in its wood pulp and palm oil supply chains. The report states that Procter & Gamble will not make a wholesale commitment to eliminate sourcing its wood pulp supply from Intact Forest Landscapes despite the global consensus on the urgent need to protect these forest refuges from deforestation and destruction from industrial logging.
Daniel Carrillo, Forest Campaign Director, issued the following statement:
“Procter & Gamble has refused to end its role in driving the destruction of intact forests despite the growing and pressing need to combat the biodiversity and climate crisis by ending deforestation and the logging of intact forests for oil palm and pulp plantations.
“Consumers are demanding that Procter & Gamble Keeps Forests Standing in its supply chains which stretch from the tropical rainforests of Indonesia to the Boreal forests of Canada.
“This outright refusal to stop using pulp that has come from logs harvested from intact forests in the Boreal forests of Canada marks the moment when Procter & Gamble lost its social licence to operate.
“Whilst its peers move ahead with understanding and disclosing their forest footprints, Procter & Gamble’s continues to hide behind claims it has a small footprint in both its palm oil and pulp supply chain. These claims continue to mislead investors as recent reports prove P & G’s connection to suppliers that are actively destroying intact forests––including Intact Forests Landscapes that are the last refuge for the Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran Elephants, Sumatran tigers and Sumatran rhinos and that its forest footprint stretches across millions of hectares of intact forests that are under the control of the large forestry and agribusiness companies that it continues to do business with.