The secret is out. I know about the hidden ingredient PepsiCo is putting into kid’s snack foods and other products.
Conflict Palm Oil is enslaving children, killing endangered orangutans, and destroying the rainforest. I will not stand for it in my home.
We’ve told 20 snack food companies that this issue affects how I feel about their products. Other companies have listened, adopted responsible palm oil policies and taken action to cut Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains.
PepsiCo is falling behind.
It is not acceptable to hide behind weak sourcing commitments or so called ‘sustainable’ palm oil from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which continues to certify companies who destroy rainforests, peatlands and abuse the rights of forest communities and workers.
Earning my dollars comes with earning my trust. To regain my trust, PepsiCo must demand responsible palm oil from its suppliers and eliminate Conflict Palm Oil contamination of its products.
I encourage you to secure a new global responsible palm oil procurement policy and implementation plan that ensures that the palm oil in PepsiCo’s supply chain is fully traceable, legally grown, and sourced from verified responsible palm oil producers not associated with deforestation, expansion onto carbon-rich peatlands or human and labor rights violations. That means fully fixing your Conflict Palm Oil problem – and half measures, greenwash, and marketing will simply not suffice.
I have made a stand to protect the last wild orangutans. I will not stand by brands that use Conflict Palm Oil.
Rainforest Action Network