Give a Wake Up Call to Cargill

Tripa firesThe Tripa forest of Sumatra, home to Indigenous communities and critical to the survival of endangered Sumatran orangutans, is still in peril from the landclearing fires started by palm oil companies in March. U.S. agribusiness giant Cargill, trader of 25% of the world's palm oil, can make a difference by adopting the safeguards necessary to guarantee that rainforests, communities and critical habitat for endangered species are not destroyed through its palm oil business.

Please take five minutes out of your day to pick up the phone and give Cargill this major wake up call. Then let us know how the call went by filling out the fields below. Please remember to be cordial so that the employee will engage in the most useful dialogue possible.

CALL:

If you get the employee’s voicemail, state your concerns candidly or use this sample script:

"Hi. May I please speak with _____(name of Cargill representative)? I'm calling because I'm concerned about the the tragic fires that were recently started by palm oil companies in the Tripa forest of Sumatra. They have threatened the survival of local and Indigenous communities and many endangered species like Sumatran orangutans. Cargill trades 25% of the world's palm oil, so I'd like to encourage Cargill to refuse to purchase palm oil from all companies connected to the Tripa fires and to adopt the additional safeguards necessary on the palm oil it trades to guarantee that it is not profiting from situations like the destruction of the Tripa forest. Please take swift action. Thank you!"

If s/he answers, say:

"Hi. I'm calling because I'm concerned about the the tragic fires that were recently started by palm oil companies in the Tripa forest of Sumatra. They have threatened the survival of local and Indigenous communities and many endangered species like Sumatran orangutans. Cargill trades 25% of the world's palm oil, so I'm eager to know:

Will Cargill adopt the additional safeguards necessary on the palm oil it trades to guarantee that it is not profiting from situations like the destruction of the Tripa peat forest?"

Tripa Alert


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