Despite being publicly exposed for clearing forests in critical elephant habitat of the Leuser Ecosystem in February, palm oil company PT. ABN has continued to clear forest threatening the survival of a local herd of Sumatran elephants.
Where does that palm oil end up?
A RAN field investigation shows that global brands are driving this destruction by sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from the biggest palm oil buyers in the region. We tracked trucks from the frontlines of forest destruction to a mill supplying palm oil trader Wilmar and found that despite its “No Deforestation” commitment, it continues to ship Conflict Palm Oil to brands like PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s and Procter & Gamble.
For three years, Wilmar and its corporate clients like PepsiCo and McDonald’s have failed to stop the destruction of the last habitat for endangered Sumatran elephants. We can’t let these companies continue to hide behind corporate greenwash, whilst forests are flattened to make way for more Conflict Palm Oil plantations.
This has to stop - send your message now! Tell PepsiCo, Nestlé, Unilever, Mars, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble and others to put elephants over earning a quick buck and end the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem for their products!
Full documentation of this investigation can be found here.