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Petitioning CEO, Cargill Gregory Page

Cargill: Keep Slave Labor Out of America’s Food Supply

Cargill purchases palm oil from plantations that use slave labor —and then distributes that palm oil to hundreds of America’s household food brands.

Environmental and human rights violations by Cargill’s supplier, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), have implicated Cargill in egregious abuses such as slave labor and illegally logging rainforest on carbon rich peatlands. KLK has also just breached Indonesia’s two year logging moratorium on the very first day it was set to go into effect.

Please take action today to demand that Cargill adopt safeguards that prevent these terrible human rights violations.

Letter to
CEO, Cargill Gregory Page
I'm writing to urge Cargill to adopt basic safeguards to prevent palm oil connected to human rights abuses and rainforest destruction from tainting America’s food supply.

Environmental and human rights violations by Cargill’s supplier, Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), have implicated Cargill in egregious abuses such as slave labor and illegally logging rainforest on carbon rich peatlands. KLK has also just breached Indonesia’s two year logging moratorium on the very first day it was set to go into effect.

Cargill needs to clean up its supply chain by adopting basic environmental, social and transparency safeguards.

-Social Safeguards
A commitment to resolve social and land rights tenure conflicts, a no-trade position for growers using child or slave labor and adherence to obtaining free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of forest-dependant communities before lands are acquired or developed.

-Environmental Safeguards
A commitment to reduce biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions by ending the expansion of palm oil plantations into High Conservation Value (HCV) areas including critical habitat, peatlands and high carbon stock forests, and/or remaining natural forests.

-Public Transparency
A commitment to transparent and consistent reporting of metrics and targets as well as regular stakeholder and rights-holder engagement.

I understand Cargill is finally offering small amounts of palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to its North American customers. RSPO certification standards are just not strong enough at this time to guarantee that human rights abuses and illegal logging of rainforests will no longer be associated with Cargill’s palm oil.

I’m counting on you to stop delaying and adopt these critical safeguards now.

Sincerely,