Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want Dunkin’ to stop using Conflict Palm Oil in its products.
Dunkin’ has recognized the problems associated with the production of Conflict Palm Oil but it has yet to publicly release a palm oil procurement policy. That’s why we’re calling on Dunkin’ to adopt a palm oil procurement policy that ensures that the palm oil in its supply chain is in fact 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.
Dunkin’ needs to hear from all of you on the Palm Oil Action Team right now! Tell the company to turn its recognition of the problems with Conflict Palm Oil into a global palm oil policy and take action to cut Conflict Palm Oil from its products immediately.
1. Call Dunkin’ at (781) 737-3000. Here’s a call script you can use:
2. Post this message on Dunkin’s Facebook wall:
3. Tweet at Dunkin’:
At the Dunkin’ HQ, Strawberry and I gave representatives of the company a copy of the RAN report Conflict Palm Oil: How US Snack Food Brands are Contributing to Orangutan Extinction, Climate Change and Human Rights Violations and outlined RAN’s demand to cut Conflict Palm Oil.
Dunkin’ has the potential to do significant good by cutting Conflict Palm Oil, but the company needs to hear from as many of us as possible.