Keep your promise: stop deforestation
To: Colgate-Palmolive, Kao, Mars, Mondelēz, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Ferrero and Unilever:
Field investigations conducted by RAN have documented that palm oil grown at the expense of the rainforests in Indonesia’s world-renowned Leuser Ecosystem is being used to manufacture products sold by your company.
Your company claims to be committed to “No Deforestation” — but it has failed to take responsibility for knowing what’s happening at the forest floor and intervening to ensure Conflict Palm Oil does not enter its supply chain.
Effective immediately, your company must enforce its “No Deforestation” policy, disclose its forest footprint, and establish transparent and verifiable monitoring, traceability and compliance systems to ensure that all of your suppliers are producing truly responsible palm oil.
Your company has made a promise to end deforestation. I’m calling on your company to ensure you uphold that promise and stop driving destruction into the heart of the Leuser Ecosystem, one of the highest priority conservation landscapes for addressing the climate and extinction crises. We still have a chance to keep forests standing in the Leuser Ecosystem, but there is no time to waste.