Tell Fast Food Chains To Stop Serving Up Rainforest Destruction!
  • Petitioned Brian Niccol -

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Chief Marketing Officer, Pizza Hut
Brian Niccol -
President and Chief Concept Officer, KFC
Roger Eaton
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Office, Yum! Inc.
David C. Novak
Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer, Yum! Inc.
Jonathan D. Blum

Tell Fast Food Chains To Stop Serving Up Rainforest Destruction!

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Rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands in Indonesia have been destroyed at a record-breaking pace in recent years. The leading causes of this destruction include expanding plantations for agri-business giants involved in the palm oil and paper industries. These disappearing forests are critical habitat for endangered species like the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. When they're cut and burned, they also become a leading cause of climate pollution, making Indonesia the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter after the U.S. and China. In the last year, leading consumer companies such as Nestle, Kraft and Unilever have begun to take action to clean up their supply chains. But fast food giant YUM! Brands, parent company to Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell and other restaurants, is lagging far behind. Greenpeace has repeatedly documented the company buying commodities linked to deforestation, including paper packaging from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a leading forest destroyer in Indonesia. Yet, company executives have refused to take action to protect rainforests…or even acknowledge the problem. It’s time for YUM! executives to stop passing the buck, and start cleaning up their supply chains. Sign our petition to tell YUM! to stop serving up rainforest destruction!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Krista Leonard ANCHORAGE, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      Question; Do you honestly think you will find another way packaging company! Are you only willing to stop destruction if other people find you another resource for your product? If this is the case im sure many people wouldn't mind coming together to help but i suggest you take a look at yourself as a human being and to what you're doing to our planet and animals. you are supposed to be respectful. If someone went to your house and burned it down because they decided they wanted to use the wood that built your home as firewood that they would sell you, I imagine, would be very upset! Animals cannopt speak for themselves but im guessing if they could they would ask you to stop. Stop ruining their home as well as yours, which is the planet YOU live on and are willing to endanger for a profit. that my friends is what we call greedy, selfish and disrespectful.

    • Saran Singh ANTELOPE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Just because your living in your own world doesn't mean you can ignore all the problems you've created. If you want people to back off then start to fix everything you caused otherwise its going to get worse, you can never hide from it.

    • Ryan Park UNITY, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      I protested on Pizza Hut's facebook page plenty of times to tell them to ditch Sinar Mas and be more sustainable. But they haven't responded back to me once and eventually just blocked me all together which they're nothing but greedy, spineless cowards who are avoiding this issue at all cost.

    • Gabriel Blanco NEW YORK, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      I never patronized Pizza Hut for the simple reason that I think the food there is utter crap-olla! But Dunkin' Donuts I would on occasion give some business to as I thought the food there, though clearly not nutritious, was pretty decent as far as snack food is concerned. But now I will no longer spend my money there either and will also spread the word about how your corporation is pushing the globe ever closer to environmental catastrophe! There is one thing that can be said about corporations. They're an excellent place for one to lose their soul!

    • R. A. Osborne NEWPORT NEWS, VA
      • over 3 years ago

      I was highly disappointed to learn of your apparent disregard for the disappearing forests of Indonesia, a situation for which your company is directly responsible.

      As a result, I have recruited several family members and friends to join me in boycotting Pizza Hut and Dunkin' Donuts.

      We refuse to patronize the establishments of any corporation which knowingly engages in the decimation of critical rainforests and willingly contributes to climate pollution.

      Your actions are abysmally stupid. I am making a personal commitment to spread the word about your incredible greed and arrogance. You apparently have very little conscience and even less intelligence. It's a damn shame.

      R. A. Osborne

      Newport News, VA


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