How Procter & Gamble's palm oil sourcing is linked to rainforest destruction and human rights abuses

By Maggie Martin

The rainforests of Indonesia are some of the last remaining in the world — but they’re being intentionally burned and bulldozed to clear forest for Conflict Palm Oil and pulp plantations.

A big problem for both the health of local communities, the rainforests, and for our climate, yet Procter & Gamble still sources palm oil from one of the biggest rainforest destroyers in Indonesia: Royal Golden Eagle group (RGE). This company controls millions of acres of land used for both pulp and palm oil production, expanding its business aggressively. By doing business with the RGE group, Procter & Gamble is complicit in destroying livelihoods of Indigenous communities such as the Pargamanan Bintang-Maria community in North Sumatra.

This community, like so many others in Indonesia and around the world, is fighting for their birthright — the right to their lands — and upholding this right is key to keeping forests standing and protecting the climate.

That’s why RAN and partners are calling on Procter & Gamble to suspend all sourcing from the RGE group immediately, see also this latest action.

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