PZ Cussons is a British-owned global retail giant. They own well-known supermarket brands in personal care, cleaning, household goods and toiletries categories, such as Imperial Leather, Morning Fresh, Carex, Radiant laundry powder and more. (See below for full list)
Savvy consumers have been pressuring PZ Cussons to cease using deforestation palm oil. Yet they have failed on this. From their website:
‘We first published our action plan in October 2018 with the aim that by 2020 100% of the palm oil we use would come from producers whose entire operations have been independently verified compliant with No Deforestation/No Peat/No Exploitation (NDPE) standards.’
This phrasing above means absolutely nothing. In 2020, PZ Cusson’s supply chain continued to slash and burn thousands of hectares of forests and release mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere. PZ Cussons is therefore involved in the killing thousands of endangered species. Once these animals are gone – they are gone for good. See research on PZ Cusson’s palm oil sources including Mulia Sawit, Peputra Group and Musirawas three massive polluting and forest destroying mills. Here is 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”
PZ Cussons own a vast global empire of personal care and cleaning sub-brands
The most updated list of their stable of brands from their website includes:
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