P&G: no more profit from burnt rainforests
Is that Oil of Olay face cream giving you a burning sensation? That might be because the palm oil and derivatives Procter & Gamble is using for its countless cosmetic products is supplied by a corporate monolith known for burning Indonesia’s rainforests.
That's why P&G needs to hear from YOU, right now, as so many forests around the globe are burning. Let its leadership know: We don’t need cosmetic cover-ups, we need real action NOW.
To Procter & Gamble:
The rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Borneo in Indonesia are some of the last remaining in the world, and the only place where elephants, tigers, rhinos and orangutans live together. But they’re being intentionally burned to clear forest for Conflict Palm Oil and pulp plantations — a big problem for both the health of local communities, the rainforests, and for our climate.
Peatland forests are our best line of defence against climate change as 1 square kilometer (0.37 square miles) of peat stores as much as 123 tons of carbon dioxide per year. This also means, when peatlands get burned, it’s a literal carbon bomb that’s being released into the atmosphere — which is why we need to protect them.
We have only a few years left to avoid catastrophic climate disasters and there are only a handful of intact rainforests and peatlands left in the world — protecting them is of the utmost urgency.
One of the biggest culprits causing fires in Indonesia is the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group that controls millions of acres of land used for both pulp and palm oil production. Despite RGE’s track record of mass deforestation, fires, community conflicts and human rights abuses, Procter & Gamble still sources palm oil from RGE.
Doing business with forest destroyers and rights abusers makes Procter and Gamble complicit, exposing your company to all sorts of risks. Act now and show you value the future of the planet. We call on Procter & Gamble to suspend sourcing from RGE and all its subsidiaries immediately.