Indofood is guilty of worker exploitation, rainforest destruction and habitat loss.
That’s bad news for Indofood’s joint venture partners PepsiCo, Yum! Brands, and Wilmar, and for major financiers Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG), SMBC Group, Rabobank and Standard Chartered, companies still buying from and bankrolling this destructive company: they can’t pretend that the palm oil they’re dealing in is sustainable.
Call on buyers and banks to STOP doing business with Indofood until it takes responsibility for its actions.
Anything less proves that these companies don’t care if their palm oil is free of exploitation and destruction.
To Indofood’s business partners:
Indonesian food manufacturing company and palm oil giant Indofood continues to evade its responsibilities to uphold your policies and address worker exploitation and deforestation on its plantations. It is far past time that your company end all business relationships with this bad actor until it cleans up its act.
Indofood is guilty of worker exploitation, rainforest destruction and habitat loss. 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. Your company can no longer pretend that Indofood is sustainable.
Indofood’s announcement that it will withdraw the RSPO membership of its subsidiary London Sumatra rather than address its labor abuses is yet another demonstration of the company’s refusal to take responsibility for its actions.
You must act immediately — cut all ties to Indofood and send a clear market signal that the company must change. Anything less proves that your company does not care if its palm oil is free of exploitation and destruction.
There is no time for more delays. End all business with Indofood until it stops exploiting workers and stops destroying forests.