A damning new report reminds us what PepsiCo’s de facto palm oil policy is: one big broken promise.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) reports that as recently as November 2016, PepsiCo palm oil suppliers were still linked to rainforest destruction in the Leuser Ecosystem — the “orangutan capital of the world.”
Together we mounted enough pressure to push PepsiCo to adopt a new palm oil policy in 2014, which was further revised in 2015. But do PepsiCo executives think we’re not paying attention to the loopholes it’s exploiting to continue to source conflict palm oil? It’s time to take our demands to the top and call on PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to take matters into her own hands.
Indra Nooyi: close palm oil policy loopholes that are getting PepsiCo rich off the destruction of people and the planet.
RAN’s report shows how PepsiCo has made use of a major loophole in its palm oil policy, allowing its joint venture partner Indofood to ignore PepsiCo standards for environmental and human rights protections.
We’re not going to look the other way while PepsiCo partner Indofood exploits its workers and razes Indonesia’s forests — and neither should Indra Nooyi. As long as PepsiCo keeps allowing suppliers to source conflict palm oil linked to child labor and worker exploitation, we’ll keep bringing the fight to their doorstep.
PepsiCo can’t keep cutting corners from its own palm oil policy to chase a quick profit. While Indra Nooyi rakes in $29,800,000 this year, we know she’s getting rich off the destruction of people and the planet. That’s why we’re calling on Nooyi to take matters into her own hands and ensure PepsiCo closes the loopholes that are letting conflict palm oil into its supply chain.
Indra Nooyi: don’t sit back and get rich while PepsiCo palm oil loopholes destroy rainforest and exploit workers.