Major palm oil producer and Indonesia’s largest food company, Indofood, was SANCTIONED by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil.
Why is it being penalized? Indofood has been consistently exploiting workers on its plantations.
Unfortunately, relying on the RSPO is not enough. Joint venture partners PepsiCo, Yum! Brands, and Wilmar, and major financiers like Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG), SMBC Group, Rabobank and Standard Chartered must take action on Indofood. There is simply no excuse for inaction on exploitation.
We need your help to put pressure on the companies enabling Indofood’s abusive behavior. Send your message now! Demand that buyers, joint venture partners, and financiers end all business with Indofood for its exploitative labor practices.
To Indofood’s business partners:
For years the Indonesian food manufacturing company and palm oil giant Indofood has been violating the human rights of its workers and local communities, and destroying rainforests and peatlands, in violation of your policies and standards. Now that the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has disciplined Indofood for exploiting its workers, your time for inaction is up.
Other companies — including Musim Mas, Cargill, Fuji Oil, Hershey’s, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nestlé, Unilever, and Mars — have cut Indofood from their supply chains. Banks like Citigroup and BNP Paribas have also stopped financing the company's palm oil operations due to human rights and environmental violations.
Yet, you remain in business with Indofood.
A string of independent reports over the past several years revealed that Indofood has violated national and international norms and laws, RSPO standards, and engaged in exploitative labor practices — including cases of child labor, unpaid workers, gender discrimination, precarious employment, union busting, and toxic working conditions.
No more evidence is needed. Only willpower is needed.
Do the right thing: stand up for human rights, forests and the global climate. Enforce your own policies and standards.
Drop Indofood now!