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Conflict Palm Oil

Giant, multinational corporations increasingly influence what food is grown, how it’s grown and what is available in the market, dictating much of what ends up on our plates. When our food is controlled by a handful of powerful corporate players––motivated chiefly by their profits––our communities, our environment and our climate suffer.

Working with allies from around the world, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is exposing the supply chains that link Conflict Palm Oil to the foods Americans are sold, focusing on a group of large corporate palm oil end-users we call the Snack Food 20. Together, the Snack Food 20 have the power to transform the way their suppliers produce palm oil, if they each adopt strong policies with clear public commitments and meaningful time-bound implementation plans to do so.

Some Snack Food 20 companies are forging ahead, but many are lagging increasingly behind by not changing the way the the palm oil that they buy and use is produced, traded and sold onto the global market. For our forests and our future, we can’t let that happen, and with your help, we won’t.

The Ultimate Snack Food 20 Laggard: PepsiCo

We know global snack food giant PepsiCo uses hundreds of thousands of tons of palm oil a year. As it seeks to strengthen its bottom line and solidify its position as the largest globally distributed snack food company in the world, PepsiCo continues to turn a blind eye to the social conflict and environmental destruction in its supply chain.  

Compared to the actions of its peers in the Snack Food 20, PepsiCo falls further and further behind as it churns out inadequate paper commitments that leave major loopholes for its controversial Indonesian palm oil supplier and snack food producer, Indofood.

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Call PepsiCo (914) 253 - 2000

“Hi, my name is [your name] from [your city]. I’m a [student, mom..] and one of your valued customers! It concerns me that your company cannot guarantee that it is not using Conflict Palm Oil in its products. PepsiCo must demand responsible palm oil from its suppliers and eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from your products. I encourage you to strengthen PepsiCo’s global responsible
palm oil procurement policy and implementation plan to ensures that the palm oil in your company’s supply chain is fully traceable, legally grown, and sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations. Thank You!”

Email PepsiCo

Email PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi to Demand an End to Exploitation in Snack Food

Social Media

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Hey @PepsiCo, I can’t stand by brands that use #ConflictPalmOil. Demand responsible palm oil from your suppliers and eliminate rainforest destruction and human rights and labor abuses from your products.

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@Pepsi I can’t stand by brands that use
#ConflictPalmOil linked to exploitation & deforestation.

The 4 Laggards of the Snack Food 20

These companies have failed to put adequate policies and procurement practices in place, and are almost certainly using Conflict Palm Oil.

We need to convince each of these laggards to adopt a time-bound and truly responsible global palm oil procurement policy, which requires fully traceable, legally produced palm oil, and eliminates sourcing from companies which are destroying rainforests or carbon-rich peatlands, stealing community lands or violating human and workers’ rights.

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Call Script:

“Hi, my name is [your name] from [your city]. I’m a [student, mom..] and one of your valued customers! It concerns me that your company cannot guarantee that it is not using conflict palm oil in its products. [Company Name] must demand responsible palm oil from its suppliers and eliminate conflict palm oil from your products. I encourage you to secure a new global responsible palm oil procurement policy and implementation plan that ensures that the palm oil in your company’s supply chain is fully traceable, legally grown, and sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations. Thank You!”

Social Media:

Facebook - Hey [Company Name], I can’t stand by brands that use #ConflictPalmOil. Demand responsible palm oil from your suppliers and eliminate rainforest destruction and human rights and labor abuses from your products.

Twitter - [@CompanyName] I can’t stand by brands that use
#ConflictPalmOil linked to exploitation & deforestation.

Email The Laggards Who Refuse to Take Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil!

 

The 14 Front Runners

The commitments of these companies set an achievable bar above the compromised standards and misleading sustainability claims made by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). But continued pressure and vigilance is required to ensure these newly stated commitments are successfully implemented and translated into real change on the ground.

 

 

Call Script:

“Hi, my name is [your name] from [your city]. I’m a [student, mom..] and
one of your valued customers. I commend [Company Name] on the leadership it has
shown during its transition towards sourcing responsible palm oil. However, it
concerns me that your company cannot guarantee that it is not using conflict
palm oil in its products. I encourage you to adopt an implementation plan that ensures that the palm
oil in your company’s supply chain is fully traceable, legally grown, and
sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with
deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor
rights violations. Thank You!”

Social Media:

Facebook - Hey [Company Name], I can’t stand by brands that use #ConflictPalmOil. Demand responsible palm oil from your suppliers and eliminate rainforest destruction and human rights and labor abuses from your products.

Twitter - [@CompanyName] I can’t stand by brands that use
#ConflictPalmOil linked to exploitation & deforestation.

Demand the Conflict Palm Oil Front Runners become True Leaders!