Sainsbury's stop trading with agricultural companies that support Israeli apartheid

Sainsbury's stop trading with agricultural companies that support Israeli apartheid

    1. Hilary Smith
    2. Petition by

      Hilary Smith

      UK, United Kingdom

On February 9th 2013, in response to the call from Palestinian civil society, the Sainsbury’s campaign was launched calling on Sainsbury’s to cease all trade with companies complicit in the colonisation of Palestinian land.  We call on Sainsbury’s, as a supermarket chain which prides itself on its fair trade and corporate responsibility policies, to take an ethical stance and follow the lead of the Co-operative group.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 6,000 signatures
    2. Petition to be handed to Sainsbury's this Wednesday at AGM

      Hilary Smith
      Petition Organizer

      A huge thank you to all of you who have signed our petition. The Head of Corporate Affairs for Sainsbury's will be receiving the petition outside the Sainsbury's AGM this Wednesday 9th July at 10.30 a.m., together with thousands of signed postcards from Scottish campaigners.
      This is your last chance to get your friends and family to sign the petition - we need 200 more signatures to get the online version of the petition up to 5,000 before Wednesday.
      And please join us at the AGM protest - details on our website at

    3. Sainsbury's where are your values? AGM protest on July 9th

      Hilary Smith
      Petition Organizer

      Dear supporters of the campaign calling on Sainsbury's to end trade with companies which profit from Israel's occupation. We are going to be handing in our petition at Sainsbury's AGM, which is to be held on Wednesday 9th July at 11 a.m. in central London. The great news is that we have over 4,500 online signatures, plus many hundreds more on hard copies, and we also have over 2,000 postcards signed by supporters in Scotland. It would be great to get the online petition over 5,000 before next week, so please tell all your friends to sign in the next few days!!
      We'd love to see lots of you at the lobby of the Sainsbury's AGM next week, so the details are below. Please join us if you can. If you can't make it, please send Sainsbury's a message by using the online tool at
      Protest at Sainsbury’s AGM: Wednesday 9th July: central London
      ‘Sainsbury’s: where are your values?’
      ‘End your Indifference to Palestinian Farming communities’.
      We will be holding a protest at the Sainsbury’s AGM, as part of our continuing campaign calling on Sainsbury’s to cease all trade with companies which are complicit in the colonisation of Palestinian land and destruction of Palestinian farming communities.
      Assemble from 10 a.m. outside Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, just off Parliament Square, London SW1P 3EE. We will be leafleting shareholders as they arrive for the AGM, which starts at 10.45 a.m.
      Sainsbury’s has spent the last year promoting itself as the supermarket chain most concerned with values. The CEO designate, Mike Coupe cannot be clearer when he says:
      Consumers care about the provenance of the goods they buy and the integrity of the companies they spend their money with. They put their trust in us to do the right thing throughout our buying process, so sourcing with integrity is key in our dealings with farmers, growers and suppliers in the UK and around the world.
      We are calling on Mike Coupe to finally ‘do the right thing’ when he takes over as CEO on July 9th, to end the indifference of his company to the destruction of Palestinian farming and to end support for the immoral and illegal practices of agricultural companies, such as Mehadrin and Edom, which operate on Palestinian land.
      For more information, and to endorse the campaign statement: see

      Sainsbury's: stop supporting settlement trade - Palestine Solidarity Campaign

      Israeli settlements are built on stolen Palestinian land and are illegal under international law. Sainsbury's uses suppliers that trade in products from illegal Israeli settlements. In April 2013, The Co-operative stated that in line with its ethical policy it would 'no longer engage with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements'.

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures
    5. Cambridge Sainsbury’s Action – 2nd Nov

      Hilary Smith
      Petition Organizer
      Cambridge Sainsbury's Action - 2nd Nov

      On 2nd November 2013, to coincide with the national day of action, Cambridge PSC and BIN activists gathered outside Sainsbury's busy city centre store on Sidney Street to protest its trade with companies who are complicit in the colonisation of Palestinian land. Campaigners leafleted and talked to shoppers who were, in the main, positive.

    6. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 1 month ago

      You cannot proclaim yourself an ethical trader AND do business with settlements.

    • Aliya Rashid-Taylor HAINAULT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      I am against this holocaust and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Israel illegally occupy Palestinian land and make money from it

    • Mahomed Yusuf Vali LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      The whole world watches on - and no one does anything. The massacre of innocents is genocide

    • Brendon Maartens ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND
      • about 1 month ago

      Apartheid should be stopped, don't let it turn into another South Africa.

      • about 1 month ago

      Innocent civilians have been killed which included women and children, building demolished and lives ruined. This can not happen again and will not happen as boycott for life, enough is enough. Israel has to change it's ways and those who help them.


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