We’ve created a PR nightmare for PepsiCo by shining a spotlight on its ongoing ties to conflict palm oil production. Now, PepsiCo is trying to sweep our concerns under the rug with a deceptive Palm Oil “Progress” Report that’s full of empty promises.
The report is filled with a lot of talk about “certified” sustainability and a conflict palm oil-free promise. But none of that talk matters when we know PepsiCo’s palm oil suppliers have been bulldozing rainforests in the Leuser Ecosystem as recently as last month.
With partners like Rainforest Action Network keeping eyes on the ground, concerned consumers across the world know PepsiCo is lying to our faces, promising sustainable palm oil while it buys from producers linked to deforestation and worker exploitation. It’s time PepsiCo end this deceptive greenwashing campaign and take real action to root out conflict palm oil from its supply chain.
Call on PepsiCo to back up its talk with action by cutting ties with Indofood now.
As long as it does business with Indofood, PepsiCo is complicit in the destruction of precious rainforest in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem. This precious jewel of an ecosystem is the only place on earth Sumatran elephants, orangutans, tigers and rhinos coexist in the wild. And we’re not going to let PepsiCo destroy it without a fight.
PepsiCo can’t keep hiding behind its RSPO sustainable “certification” -- a broken system that lets companies like PepsiCo greenwash their real ties to conflict palm oil. As long as PepsiCo is tied to the destruction of rainforests, underpaying workers and exposing them to toxic chemicals on the job, empty promises won’t do.
Together, we’ve shown we have the power to push major brands -- including PepsiCo -- to adopt no deforestation policies. Now, we have to make sure they live up to their promise. Let’s tell PepsiCo we won’t rest until its palm oil progress reports show real action, not just empty talk.
Demand PepsiCo stop hiding behind corporate double-speak and end its partnership with Indofood.