Halloween Candymakers Caught Red-Handed Using Illegal Conflict Palm Oil Grown in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’
***For Immediate Release October 29, 2019 Halloween Candymakers Caught Red-Handed Using Illegal Conflict Palm Oil Grown in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Undercover field investigations expose major chocolate brands Nestlé,…
Just weeks after a major undercover field investigation by RAN exposed global food brands as sourcing illegally grown palm oil from within Indonesia’s nationally protected Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve, RAN is releasing fresh evidence of deforestation in the region connected to many of the same brands through a different supplier, PT Laot Bangko.
Two Asian palm oil traders that supply to a list of major consumer brands are investigating two mills accused this week of buying from an illegal plantation in Indonesian rainforest that is home to endangered orangutans.
“The fact that it takes an NGO-conducted investigation to expose that these major global brands are still actively sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from illegal sources, years after each of them has issued public policies explicitly committing them to stop sourcing from suppliers destroying rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands, signals a major failure of the implementation efforts conducted to date by these companies. Consumer trust is understandably undermined when…”
Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestlé, according to a U.S.-based environmental group.
The Last of the Leuser Lowlands: Field Investigation Exposes Big Brands Buying Illegal Palm Oil From the Singkil-Bengkung Peatlands
Our undercover investigations expose rainforest destruction for palm oil, grown illegally in a protected wildlife reserve within the Leuser Ecosystem, and used to manufacture snack foods sold around the world.
We’ve really got something to celebrate after “World Elephant Day!” Thanks to your petitions, strong negotiating by our campaign team, and powerful media exposés, we’re so very pleased to announce the protection and connection of the rainforest bridge Sumatran elephants use to migrate between critical parts of their habitat…their home.
BREAKING: RAN Documents Active Rainforest Destruction Inside ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Despite Indonesian Government Moratorium
RAN field teams uncover fresh evidence of deforestation within the Tripa peatland, part of Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem; supplier connected to palm oil traders Wilmar and GAR ***Video documentation available here…
Positive step forward in the protection of the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos still coexist in the wild FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae…