Certified sustainable palm oil? More like certified deforestation, human rights abuse, and workers exploitation. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certifies destruction and major brands like PepsiCo love it.
The RSPO is the global certification body for “sustainable” palm oil. If a big name brand, like PepsiCo, Unilever, or Mondelez claims it’s using sustainable palm oil in the products you buy, it almost certainly means RSPO oil. A report published this week by our partner Rainforest Action Network (RAN) shows how ongoing exploitation and abuse are rampant in RSPO-certified oil from palm oil giant Indofood.
Indofood is a repeated palm oil offender who makes all of PepsiCo's products in Southeast Asia, and a likely supplier to global brands Unilever, Kellogg's, Mondelez, Mars and Hershey's.
We can’t wait any longer. Now’s the perfect time to put the RSPO to test.
Send a message and demand the RSPO enforce its standards and drop palm oil suppliers who exploit workers or the planet.
Below is an example of how an email you can send, but it's better to be original and write your own. After you press send, your message will be sent directly to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.