Media Briefer: PepsiCo Adopts Comprehensive Shift in Approach to Palm Oil

MEDIA BRIEFER, February 25, 2020 Link to RAN’s press release: https://www.ran.org/press-releases/pepsico-adopts-comprehensive-shift-in-approach-to-palm-oil/ Link to PepsiCo’s policy: https://www.pepsico.com/docs/album/esg-topics-policies/global-policy-for-sustainable-palm-oil.pdf Link to PepsiCo’s commitments on Independent Verification, the Leuser Ecosystem, and Grievance Process: https://www.pepsico.com/sustainability/palm-oil…

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Rainforest defenders, torture and banks

What do human rights abuses, 2020 Olympics and banks have in common? Wrongfully arrested and tortured by police for defending their own land… These are just a couple of the unimaginable human tragedies we’ve discovered in the rainforests of North Maluku, Indonesia.

Breaking News: Indofood Penalized

Today, Indonesia’s largest food company, Indofood, was SANCTIONED by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil. Demand that buyers, joint venture partners, and financiers end all business with Indofood until the company adopts a comprehensive “No Deforestation, No Peatland Destruction, No Exploitation” policy and implementation plan.