More Progress! In addition to one of the world’s largest palm oil traders cutting ties with Conflict Palm Oil producer Indofood, PepsiCo has just announced that it will STOP sourcing — both directly and indirectly — from Conflict Palm Oil producer Indofood.
This is a huge step by PepsiCo, but it’s still linked to Indofood through a joint partnership.
Together with our partners, we’ve spent years documenting the human rights abuses and rainforest destruction by Indofood and these announcements by Musim Mas, the third largest palm oil trader in the world, and PepsiCo, one of the biggest buyers of palm oil in the world, prove that we’re making a major difference across the industry. Your calls, your emails, your pressure is making a difference, helping to shift the entire palm oil sector!
But our work isn’t done yet: It’s time for all of the buyers, business partners, and financiers of Indofood to cut ties with this notorious company TODAY.
There’s no excuse to be in business with this destructive company.
Send your message now: tell the RSPO, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Yum! Brands, Wilmar, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ, and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial that it is time to stop certifying, funding, financing, partnering, or doing any other business with Indofood.
It’s past time the world cuts ties to destructive companies like Indofood once and for all.
To the RSPO and Indofood’s business partners:
For years the Indonesian food manufacturing company and palm oil giant Indofood has been violating the human rights of its workers and local communities and destroying rainforests and peatlands in violation of your policies and standards. Your time for inaction is up.
Other companies—including Musim Mas, Cargill, Hershey’s, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Unilever, and Mars—have cut Indofood from their supply chains. Banks like Citigroup and BNP Paribas are also stopping financing to the company's palm oil operations due to human rights and environmental violations.
Yet, you remain in business with Indofood.
A string of independent reports over the past several years revealed that Indofood has violated national and international norms and laws, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards, and engaged in exploitative labor practices –– including cases of child labor, unpaid workers, gender discrimination, precarious employment, union busting, and toxic working conditions.
No more evidence is needed. Only willpower is needed.
Do the right thing: stand up for human rights, forests and the global climate. Enforce your own policies and standards.
Drop Indofood now!