Savvy consumers have been pressuring French Dairy multinational Danone for decades to cease using deforestation palm oil. Yet they actually haven’t stopped this. From their website:
‘Danone is committed to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain by end of 2020, and to the principles of no deforestation, no development on peat, and no exploitation of rights of workers, indigenous peoples and local communities (NDPE).’Danone website
This phrasing above means absolutely nothing. In reality, in 2021 Danone’s supply chain continues to slash and burn thousands of hectares of forests and release mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. Danone is therefore involved in the killing thousands of endangered species. Once these animals are gone – they are gone for good. See research on Danone’s palm oil sources including a PDF of their palm oil mills.
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Global Witness October 2021 Report: Violence and death for palm oil connected to household supermarket brands (RSPO members)
“One palm oil firm, Rimbunan Hijau, [Papua New Guinea] negligently ignored repeated and avoidable worker deaths and injuries on palm oil plantations, with at least 11 workers and the child of one worker losing their lives over an eight-year period.
“Tainted palm oil from Papua New Guinea plantations was sold to household name brands, all of them RSPO members including Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Colgate, Danone, Hershey’s and PZ Cussons and Reckitt Benckiser”
Danone own a vast global empire of dairy and drink sub-brands
The most updated list of their stable of brands from their website includes:
Bonafont (Mexico and Brazil)
Cow & Gate (UK)
Happy Family (USA)
Horizon Organic (USA)
Oikos (North America, Chile)