Despite decades of promises to end deforestation for palm oil PepsiCo (owner of crisp brands Frito-Lay and Doritos amongst hundreds of other snack food brands) have continued sourcing palm oil that causes ecocide, indigenous landgrabbing, and the habitat destruction of the rarest animals on earth.
All of these animals are on a knife-edge of survival. It is for this reason, we boycott PepsiCo and its sub-brands. Find out about their forest destroying activities below and what you can do to stop them by using your wallet as a weapon. it’s the #Boycott4Wildlife
Despite decades of promises to end #palmoil #deforestation and @RSPOtweets greenwashing @PepsiCo continues with ecocide and deforestation for palm oil putting 1000s of species close to extinction #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
For decades, massive protests and campaigns against PepsiCo’s palm oil deforestation have happened
Fast forward to today, PepsiCo continue with human rights abuses and deforestation for palm oil
A 2021 joint BBC/Gecko Project and Mongabay Investigation found that Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, and PepsiCo have sourced palm oil from Indonesian companies linked to human rights abuses and have failed to pass on millions in profits to smallholder ‘plasma’ farmers.
Video by Rainforest Action Network: Nestle and PepsiCo have ties to illegal palm oil deforestation
A 2021 report from TuK INDONESIA, PUSAKA, Walhi, and Forest Peoples Programme finds that household names including Nestlé, PepsiCo, Wilmar and Unilever and associated global financial institutions and investors continue to ‘turn a blind eye’ to human rights abuses in their palm oil supply chains.
Human rights abuses identified include:
- the denial of indigenous peoples’ rights, expropriation of community lands without consent
- involuntary displacement
- violations of environmental rights
- criminalization and even killings of human rights defenders.
Despite these very serious, long term and well documented human rights abuses and environmental damage, on the ground, major downstream companies continue to invest in, or source products from these plantations ( often without recording the social harms they are causing or demanding remedy for violations.
Pepsi are linked to deforestation and ecocide and human rights abuses for palm oil
A Chain Reaction Report from 2021 showed that they have caused 100,000ha of deforestation in their palm oil supply chain since 2016.
Use your wallet as a weapon and boycott these brands owned by PepsiCo
Here’s the full list of sub-brands
Diet Mountain Dew
Sobe Elixirs & Teas
Mug Root Bear
Off the Eaten Path
Red Rock Deli
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
Rice-a-Roni and Pasta Roni Quaker Rice Crisps & Rice Cakes Maui Style
Tell PepsiCo to stop destroying rainforests for palm oil
PepsiCo’s profit-first palm oil policy is still destroying rainforests.
Meanwhile, PepsiCo keeps on promising that it’s working towards a truly sustainable palm oil policy, making commitments to human rights and zero deforestation. But this new report leaves no doubt: this whole time, PepsiCo’s palm oil promises have been nothing but smoke and mirrors.
Tell PepsiCo it’s time to cut ties with companies destroying our rainforests and exploiting their workers for cheap palm oil.
Other global brands to boycott
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