Food and drink giant Nestlé buys palm oil from companies linked to the destruction of Paradise Rainforests in Indonesia.
The new Greenpeace report, “Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé Use of Palm Oil is Destroying Rainforests and the Climate” exposes how Nestlé is sourcing palm oil from suppliers, which continue to expand into virgin rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands, including habitat critical for endangered orangutans.
The company’s suppliers include Sinar Mas, a company which is destroying Indonesia’s rainforest — critical habitat for an unbelievable assortment of wildlife, including orangutans — to make way for palm oil plantations.
Take action now and tell Nestlé to stop buying palm oil from suppliers that destroy rainforests and peatlands.
In the last three years, its annual use has almost doubled, with 320,000 tons of palm oil going into a range of products, including some of its most popular brands.
“Every time you take a bite out of a PowerBar, you may be taking a bite out of Indonesia’s rainforests, which are critical for the orangutan’s survival. Nestlé needs to stop using palm oil from suppliers that are destroying rainforests and polluting the climate,” said Rolf Skar, Greenpeace senior campaigner.
Other leading companies have stopped buying from Sinar Mas as a result of its shocking environmental and social practices. Food and cosmetics giant Unilever canceled a $30 million dollar contract in 2009, while Kraft canceled its contract with Sinar Mas in February of 2010.
It's time for Nestlé to support a moratorium on the destruction of Indonesian forests for palm oil!