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Corporate greed is the root cause of the environmental crisis we are in. It’s not about whether or not you recycle or turn off your AC – although that does help a bit.

Elite power, corporate lobbying and greenwashing are the invisible forces that govern our lives and consumer choices.

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing

This series is about so-called ‘sustainable’ palm oil. However you could easily apply these same principles to: fossil fuels, extractive open-cut mining, timber, meat, dairy and soy industries.

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Summary
10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing – Summary

10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing


10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing Tactic 1 No Proof

Greenwashing Tactic #1: Hidden Trade Off

Claiming a brand or commodity is ‘green’ using a narrow definition or series of characteristics Examples of Hidden Trade off Nestle In 2019, a satellite monitoring system for stopping deforestation was adopted by Nestle, PZ Cussons and others. They are…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing Tactic 2 No Proof

Greenwashing Tactic #2: No Proof

Claiming a brand or commodity is green without any supporting evidence The RSPO promises to deliver this with their certification: 1. Improves the livelihoods of small holder farmers 2. Stops illegal indigenous land-grabbing and human rights abuses 3. Stops deforestation…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Tactic 3 Vagueness

Greenwashing Tactic #3: Vagueness

Claiming a brand or commodity is ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ based on broad generalisations, unclear language or vague statements Jump to section Greenwashing: Vagueness in Language Greenwashing: Vagueness in certification standards Reality: Auditing of RSPO a failure Quote: EIA: Who Watches…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing Tactic 4 Fake Labels

Greenwashing Tactic #4: Fake Labels

Claiming a brand or commodity is green based on unreliable, ineffective endorsements or eco-labels such as the RSPO, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or FairTrade coffee and cocoa. Greenwashing: Fake Labels and fake certifications Ecolabels are designed to reassure consumers that…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Tactic 5 Irrelevance deflecti on

Greenwashing Tactic #5: Irrelevance and Deflection

Claiming a brand, commodity or industry is green based on irrelevant information Jump to section Greenwashing: Irrelevant Topics Greenwashing: Colonial Racism Research: Palm oil greenwashing and its link to climate denialism Reality: RSPO Certification Doesn’t Stop Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Tactic 6 Lesser of Two Evils

Greenwashing Tactic #6: The Lesser of Two Evils

Claiming that a brand, commodity or industry is greener than others in the same category, in order to excuse ecocide, deforestation, human rights and animal rights abuses. Jump to section Greenwashing: Lesser of Two Evils: Palm Oil Uses Less Land…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Tactic 7 Lying

Greenwashing Tactic #7: Lying

Telling outright lies over and over again to consumers until they are believed as truth Jump to section Greenwashing: Endangered species Reality: Endangered species Greenwashing: Human rights, land-grabbing and livelihoods for workers Reality: Human rights, land-grabbing and livelihoods for workers…

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10 Tactics of Sustainable Palm Oil Greenwashing - Tactic 8 Design and Words

Greenwashing Tactic #8: Design & Words

Using design principles and greenwashing language in order to trigger emotional and unconscious responses in consumers Jump to section Greenwashing: Design Principles Greenwashing Design Example: Palm Done Right Greenwashing Design Example: WWF Palm Oil Scorecard 2021 Greenwashing with Words: Vegan…

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