Last year, we exposed the snack food industry’s dirty little secret – Conflict Palm Oil.
A groundswell of activism created a watershed moment, and made Snack Food 20 companies and the world’s largest agribusiness trading companies – including Cargill — “re-think” business-as-usual.
Our challenge now lies in transforming company commitments into real change for the forests and communities that depend on them and bringing laggards in the sector along with us.
This change won’t happen overnight, and it won’t be easy. One thing is certain, we must draw lines in the sand and we need you to stand strong with us.
- We will counter the greenwash that is being rolled out by companies whose commitments on ending deforestation and social conflict fall short.
- We will crank up the pressure on palm oil growers, traders and Snack Food 20 companies who have so far refused to strengthen their policies and practices.
- We will stand with the community of Collingwood Bay in Papua New Guinea and stop companies like Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK) from threatening to destroy pristine rainforests and undermining the right of the Collingwood Bay people to say no to palm oil development on their lands.
- We will stop bulldozers from destroying rainforests and peatlands in the Leuser Ecosystem – home to the Sumatran rhino, orangutan, elephant, tiger and sunbear.
The inspiring breakthroughs we achieved in 2014 are a testament to actions YOU have taken and the unrelenting work of local communities and NGOs over many years. These successes, almost unimaginable just a few years ago, provide a great example of how our movement can successfully take on seemingly insurmountable odds. We must now continue to build momentum as we drive the real change still needed on the ground.
We have an exciting series of activities planned that will inspire you to take bold action in your community. Join our Palm Oil Action Team today and get your friends and family to do the same.
Agribusiness Campaign Director