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 haveContinue reading “PZ Cussons”
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 ofContinue reading “Danone”
These brands have been proven to have already ceased deforestation for palm oil, soy, meat and timber. Verification of this status has been sought from Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and Chain Reaction Research.
Major supermarket brands are members of the RSPO, a global greenwashing certification scheme that allows these brands to continue with deforestation, ecocide, illegal land-grabbing from indigenous people, slavery and child labour. The RSPO props up these brands with with marketing despite these activities. These activities go against the RSPO’s own rules, yet the RSPO doesContinue reading “Palm Oil Free Brands”
These brands have products that contain palm oil sourced from mills that are responsible for the destruction of precious habitats of endangered species. Just in 2020 alone, these brands (along with many others) contributed to the destruction of 38,000ha of rainforest in Indonesia, SE Asia and Papua New Guinea. Therefore, these brands are directly involved in the extinction of species.
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”
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 However, despite this virtue signalling, the brand’s supply chain continues to slash and burn thousands of hectares of forestsContinue reading “Mondelēz”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”