P&G: Protect rainforests and people's livelihoods
Indigenous communities in Sumatra, Indonesia, and their livelihoods are in danger — people with names, faces and a way of life that will be gone forever once it’s destroyed.
Tell Procter & Gamble to stop destroying rainforests and people’s lives — it’s time to suspend business with producers that burn and bulldoze rainforests and violate basic human rights. YOU moved big companies before, so let’s do it again!
To Procter & Gamble:
The rainforests of Sumatra, 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 and bulldozed 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.
One of the biggest culprits 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. By doing so, Procter & Gamble is complicit in destroying livelihoods of Indigenous communities such as the Pargamanan Bintang-Maria community.
This community, like so many others in Indonesia and around the world, is fighting for their birthright — the right to their lands — and upholding these is key to keeping forests standing and protecting the climate.
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 all sourcing from RGE and all its subsidiaries immediately.