Kelloggs

Savvy consumers have been pressuring Kelloggs for decades to cease using deforestation palm oil. Yet they actually haven’t stopped this. From their website: ‘All of the palm oil that is used in our products is sourced from a combination of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certified Segregated supply chain, RSPO Mass Balance mixed-sourceContinue reading “Kelloggs”

Mondelēz

According to the website of the global food giant: ‘Mondelēz International is committed to sourcing palm oil sustainably and eradicating deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil supply. We take this responsibility seriously.’ Mondelēz Despite this virtue signalling, the brand’s supply chain continues to slash and burn 100,000’s of hectares of forests andContinue reading “Mondelēz”

Johnson & Johnson

Global mega-brand Johnson & Johnson have issued a position statement on palm oil in 2020. ‘At Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to doing our part to address the unsustainable rate of global deforestation, particularly in precious rain forests.’ ~ Johnson & Johnson However, despite this virtue signalling, the brand’s supply chain continues to slashContinue reading “Johnson & Johnson”

L’Oreal

Cosmetic and skincare giant L’Oreal’s website statement on palm oil says that ‘Our goal is by 2020 to have none of our products linked to deforestation.’ It is great to have promises, but only when they are backed up with real actions. Otherwise promises are completely meaningless. A 2020 report from Chain Research Research hasContinue reading “L’Oreal”

Colgate-Palmolive

Despite global retail giant Colgate-Palmolive forming a coalition with other brands in 2020, virtue-signalling that they will stop all deforestation, they continue to do this – destroying rainforest and releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, and killing hundreds of endangered species. Once these animals are gone – they are gone for good. See researchContinue reading “Colgate-Palmolive”

Nestlé

In 2020, retail giant Nestlé formed a coalition with other brands, virtue-signalling that they will stop all deforestation. Yet they continue to purchase palm oil from mills that chop down millions of hectares forests. This brand is destroying rainforests, releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, and killing hundreds of endangered species. Once these animalsContinue reading “Nestlé”

Unilever

Despite global retail giant Unilever unveiling a deforestation-free supply chain promise by 2023, according to research by industry-watchdogs, this brand is directly contributing to the extinction of hundreds of endangered species and the destruction of forests in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Unilever makes claims of sustainability including a ‘promise’ to have a deforestation-freeContinue reading “Unilever”

The Counterpunch: The easy consumer solutions that fight animal extinction and deforestation

Although the world is highly complex, every person can make a difference. That previous sentence almost sounds like a cliche right? Really it’s not. If every person on the planet made a few simple lifestyle changes, it would result in less demand on land and resources and soften the impact of deforestation on endangered species.Continue reading “The Counterpunch: The easy consumer solutions that fight animal extinction and deforestation”

Research: Palm Oil Deforestation and its connection to RSPO members/supermarket brands

Despite the green tick of approval for the industry certification the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), as of 2020, there have been no brands confirmed to have stopped purchasing palm oil from mills causing deforestation. According to watchdog Chain Reaction Research, even brands with NDPE policies in place (no peatland and deforestation) areContinue reading “Research: Palm Oil Deforestation and its connection to RSPO members/supermarket brands”