P&G: Protect Indigenous communities
Procter & Gamble is complicit in the land grab happening in the Pargamanan-Bintang Maria community in North Sumatra just because it's sourcing palm oil from the wrong place.
It’s time for Procter & Gamble to wash away their dirty connections with the notorious producer Royal Golden Eagle. We're meeting P&G's execs *this week*, so let them know that you demand an end to rainforest and community destruction in your shampoo and facial moisturizers!
To Jon R. Moeller, President and CEO of 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.