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Tell the RSPO: Drop Indofood or Lose All Credibility!

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil, but unfortunately, the RSPO’s certification is no guarantee of palm oil produced without deforestation or exploitation.

Despite promises of sustainability, the RSPO consistently has failed to stop the worst deforestation and human rights abuses from palm oil companies it certifies. After the forests fall, it’s the workers and communities that are left to face generations of ongoing devastation. Frontline communities and agricultural workers are left fighting for their basic human rights — facing land theft, toxic working conditions, exploitation, abuse and more.

If the RSPO wants to rebuild its credibility, it must strengthen its standards, reform its enforcement mechanisms, and expel bad actors who violate its own standards. One such bad actor is Indofood, Indonesian business partner to PepsiCo, that has been exposed four times in the past two years for exploiting palm oil workers — yet the RSPO continues to delay in imposing consequences for this blatant violation of its own standards.

Send your message now: tell the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to drop Indofood’s certification!