Urgent Appeal To End Exploitation for PepsiCo Snacks
Dear Ms. Indra Nooyi,
PepsiCo’s partner Indofood has been exposed for egregious exploitation of workers on its palm oil plantations in Indonesia. I am writing to ask you to take robust action immediately.
Indofood is cheating its workers out of fair pay and benefits, threatening workers’ health with toxic chemicals, and compelling workers to hire children and bring their spouses to work through an unjust wage system. These actions are far out of step with PepsiCo’s commitments on human and labor rights.
I’m appealing to you to lead your company on a new path––one that will urgently address the exploitation of workers in PepsiCo’s global supply chain.
Thousands of people across the world have stood in solidarity with workers on palm oil plantations and called on PepsiCo to tackle exploitation in your palm oil supply chain, but over the last two years, PepsiCo has failed over and over again to take meaningful action. The time for delays is over.
PepsiCo must demand that its suppliers––regardless of where their operations are in the world––uphold the rights of all workers––including the most vulnerable workers, such as temporary, migrant, and women workers.
I am asking YOU and PepsiCo to make a stand for the millions of people who live and work on palm oil plantations around the world, and to clean up your supply chain, starting with Indofood.
I look forward to following PepsiCo’s actions to address this critical issue.