Time to SUSPEND Indofood
We’ve proven Indofood’s human rights abuses and rainforest destruction. Now it’s time to hold the company accountable. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil, and it’s far past time for the RSPO to suspend Indofood.
Take action now: We demand that the RSPO send the clearest message to Indofood and any other company that destroys with one hand as they sell palm oil with the other: clean up your act or you’re out.
To the RSPO Secretariat and the RSPO Complaints Panel members:
Indonesian food manufacturing company and palm oil giant Indofood continues to evade its responsibilities to uphold RSPO standards and address the worker exploitation on its plantations. It is far past time that you expel this bad actor from your certification system.
Indofood’s announcement that it will withdraw the RSPO membership of its subsidiary London Sumatra rather than address its labor abuses is a dangerous precedent that you cannot allow.
You must act immediately and suspend the membership and certification for all of Indofood, including both subsidiaries London Sumatra and Salim Ivomas. Failure to expel Indofood will send a clear signal that the RSPO is incapable of managing bad actors and is therefore not a credible certification system.
There is no time for more delays — suspend all of Indofood's "sustainability" certifications until it stops abuses of workers' rights.