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Tell PepsiCo: No Exploitation for Snack Food!

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The ecological devastation of Conflict Palm Oil is evident: we know that palm oil, found in half of all packaged goods in your local grocery store, is driving the extinction of Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos. We’ve watched as hundreds of thousands of acres of critical rainforest and peatlands have been cleared, drained and burned for palm oil plantation expansion.

What we don’t hear about as much, however, are the people behind Conflict Palm Oil: the workers on those plantations, suffering under the same exploitative system.

Workers on palm oil plantations––including men, women, and children––are being exploited every single day to make Conflict Palm Oil. PepsiCo is turning a blind eye to the impacts of its palm oil supply chain. As Conflict Palm Oil companies cheat their workers out of fair pay and benefits, poison them with toxic chemicals, force them to bring their children and spouses to work through an unjust wage system, and even sometimes traffic and enslave their workers, PepsiCo does nothing.

Over the course of the last two years, PepsiCo has failed over and over again to take meaningful action and address its Conflict Palm Oil problem. We cannot let the snack food giant get away with it! Every day that PepsiCo refuses to take action is another day where palm oil workers are exploited, children are working on plantations rather than in school, and ecosystems are destroyed.

Right now, we are ramping up pressure on the individuals and investors who sign off each and every day on PepsiCo’s flawed business model––including the company's CEO, Ms. Indra Nooyi, and other major shareholders. We need you to stand in solidarity with workers as we take our demands to end palm oil worker exploitation to PepsiCo’s annual shareholder meeting in early May.

Will you stand in solidarity with palm oil workers?

It’s simple:

  1. Print out one of our personalized signs to hold in your photo or make your own - just make sure your message calls on PepsiCo to end the exploitation of palm oil workers. Printable signs - black and white. Printable signs - full color. 
  2. Get a photo of yourself or a group of friends raising your sign in one hand above your head. Check out some sample photo petitions below.
  3. Upload your photo directly to PepsiCo's Facebook page and tag them on Twitter and Instagram by International Workers Day, May 1st, using #SolidarityWithPalmOilWorkers, or if you don’t use social media please email it to us at palmoilaction@ran.org

RAN and labor rights advocates from Indonesia will deliver the photo petitions to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at the company’s shareholder meeting. With your photo petition, we can bring our message directly to top decision-makers: PepsiCo must take meaningful action to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil and human suffering from its products.

Join RAN to shine a spotlight on the human suffering behind PepsiCo’s cheap snack food. We’re asking people all over the world to stand in solidarity with these workers and demand an end to their exploitation.

What you do today matters for the workers on the frontlines of Conflict Palm Oil production––please join us and take action now.

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Join Rainforest Action Network and thousands of activists and NGO's from around the world standing in solidarity with palm oil workers. 

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  • commented 2016-05-02 08:27:10 -0700
    I read labels. If palm oil is listed, I do not buy! I have given up many favorites and will continue to do so. No more palm oil!!!!
  • commented 2016-05-02 08:21:35 -0700
    I always look at the label, if palm oil is listed I will not buy!
  • commented 2016-05-02 02:19:55 -0700
    Just received a container of terramycin patties for honeybees. Even this product contains palm oil. Will send it back with the reason why I will not use the product. It’s immensely empowering to become ethical and environmentally correct, not to mention refusing to support killing more rainforest orangutans.
  • commented 2016-05-01 23:59:04 -0700
    I have been boycotting Pepsico products for over two years now and no longer miss my junk food. I am healthier and feel better about hopefully hurting Pepsico as they are hurting children in the palm oil plantations. I have enjoyed my honk and waves, Pepsi Center photos, etc. besides. You can get a list of their snack foods on RAN so you know what to boycott.
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  • commented 2016-04-30 21:44:22 -0700
    Knock this shit off.
  • commented 2016-04-30 17:25:08 -0700
    Please PepsiCo stop palm oil , help our wildlife and environment , we need health , thanks
  • commented 2016-04-30 01:43:31 -0700
    What we need to know about palm oil. Pepsico can be put out of business.
    High in saturated fat. Found in processed foods. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/palm-oil-health-hazards-7375.html
    Deforestation of rain forests in Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo: http://says.com/my/news/malaysia-has-world-highest-deforestation-rate-in-2000-to-2012
    Orangutans burnt to death and at risk of extinction: http://idealist4ever.com/save-the-orangutans-say-no-to-palm-oil/
  • commented 2016-04-29 19:11:53 -0700
    PepsiCo’s palm oil practices destroy entire families & ecosystems. What an appalling, unconscionable state of affairs! Can’t they make a reasonable profit without ruining the environment and the lives of their workers? I’m disgusted and outraged by their exploitative, uncivilized policies. My family, friends, and 43 employees stand in solidarity with the palm oil workers and have pledged to boycott all PepsiCo products.
  • commented 2016-04-28 15:52:58 -0700
    pepsi has no ethical compass.
  • commented 2016-04-28 08:49:25 -0700
    Choose products that don’t support the destruction of the rainforests …….and don’t buy pepsi or coke a cola!
  • commented 2016-04-28 08:41:14 -0700
    End this madness now! Respect mother nature stop producing palmoil, we don’t need it!
  • commented 2016-04-28 08:39:35 -0700
    Good reasonss to stop buying PepsiCo crap – bad for you and bad for wildlife.
  • commented 2016-04-28 00:28:43 -0700
    agreed by you all, this ,must end now
  • commented 2016-04-27 23:40:05 -0700
    I am boycotting and recommending friends and family to also, till such time as PepsiCo stop abusing the planet and it’s inhabitants.
  • commented 2016-04-27 14:58:14 -0700
    I will continue to boycott all Pepsi products and tell my friends to do the same. Pepsi CAN do better if there is the will !!
  • commented 2016-04-27 14:28:52 -0700
    PepsiCo. must take this action to be an example to other companies exploiting palm oil habitat and continue to set the precedent of preserving diversity and health of our planet. Our voices are growing in number and it isn’t wise for you to ignore us
  • commented 2016-04-27 10:21:38 -0700
    Pepsi, stop putting profit before life itself
  • commented 2016-04-27 07:28:42 -0700
    Come on Pepsi ~ Get with it~~~ Join us in not using palm oil anymore!!!!!!!!!!
  • commented 2016-04-27 06:58:17 -0700
    Shape up Pepsi. Its not just a bottom line or a shareholders divident to us consumers. Brands mean more than hiding ugly truths
  • commented 2016-04-27 06:19:46 -0700
    I will not buy their product until they stop!
  • commented 2016-04-27 05:16:06 -0700
    PepsiCo, you are guilty of crimes – against humanity, the more-than-human word, against life itself, shame on you! Value equals more than profit at all costs!
  • commented 2016-04-27 04:25:22 -0700
    no more crap please !!!
  • commented 2016-04-27 02:46:47 -0700
    Read labels and if the product contains palm oil don’t buy it ever again.
    Cool Whip – palm oil.
    Cool Whip Original is made of water, hydrogenated vegetable oil (including coconut and palm oils), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skimmed milk, light cream, and less than 2% sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and beta …

    Palm oil has many names. Print this list and keep it in your purse or on your smart phone. https://drpongo.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/productpalmoillist2012flexweek.pdf

    By the way high fructose corn syrup makes you FAT.
  • commented 2016-04-26 22:29:06 -0700
    I have boycotted PepsiCo products a long time ago! Something has to be done to save the rest of the Rainforests for the native animals and people. Shame on you money hungry Owners & Geo’s as well as stakeholders to decimate natural habitat for a lousy buck! Please reinvest the same amount of money back into replanting new areas with Palm oil trees!
  • commented 2016-04-26 22:08:19 -0700
    Very cool on the Billy Angus boycott of PepsiCo products. It seems that may penetrate the level we want to target. Rainforests are a part of this Earth like flowing rivers and creeks, mountain trails and Awesome tree forests. It is GOD given like everything else including Palm Oil. No individual or company has the right to monopolize to the sense of destruction and causing pain and torture for any gain less financial. It seems PepsiCo is taking on GOD’s role and no one can do that continually. Rainforests have to survive and PepsiCo has to be stopped, today, NOW.
  • commented 2016-04-26 21:03:51 -0700
    I stand with Palm Oil workers.
  • commented 2016-04-26 20:38:47 -0700
    PepsiCo…money and greed..The US is driven by the stock market..this really started in the 1980’s under Reagan ..before then there was diversity. The real billionaires of the US are the ones benefitting from the stock market & its corruption. The corruption run by the large corporations. PepsiCo does not give a shit about rainforests, animals, people. It only gives a shit about its stockholders and dividends. GET the billionaires to DIVEST / SELL their shares in companies that use Palm Oil…then you have a chance at stopping PepsiCo and the rest of this scum. If you, your family, your friends have 401K’s, shares…find out what the shares are in..and if it is anything to do with PepsiCo or the others…tell them to sell their stock..follow the lead of Di Caprio…sell any shares in these companies..hit them where it hurts
  • commented 2016-04-26 20:04:29 -0700
    I and MANY others have BANNED ALL YOUR Products from our LIVES by CHOICE and FOR OUR HEALTH! We will NEVER BUY your products AGAIN…..CEASE ALL EXPLOITATION to Mother Earth, ALL her Sentient Beings and STOP THIS DISGUSTING EXPLOITATION OF HER PEOPLE NOW!

    PALM OIL SUCKS and YOU NEED to RESTORE the lands you have ABUSED and return BALANCE and HARMONY to OUR WORLD….YOU do NOT OWN THIS PLANET any LONGER! Corporations of Destruction are DYING as we SPEAK!
  • commented 2016-04-26 19:06:54 -0700
    I agree entirely with the comments below