Reuters: PepsiCo adopts stricter, greener rules for palm oil in products

“Under PepsiCo’s new policy, the major international buyer of palm oil has strengthened its commitments to protect, restore and monitor forests and peatlands.

It has pledged not to purchase palm oil from any direct or indirect supplier involved in deforestation over the last four years.

The multinational will also launch initiatives to stop human rights abuses among plantation workers on the ground.

A 2019 investigation by green group Rainforest Action Network (RAN) revealed palm oil from an illegal plantation in an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans had found its way into the supply chains of major brands including PepsiCo.” (Read More)