PZ Cussons

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”

Danone

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”

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 However, despite this virtue signalling, the brand’s supply chain continues to slash and burn thousands of hectares of forestsContinue 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”

Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling

There is no legislation to stop this vague product labelling of palm oil Despite the lobbying and activism of various environmental groups and those concerned with consumer rights, palm oil remains labelled in a vague unclear way. It’s hidden in plain sight, an ingredient in everything from ice-cream to lipstick, biscuits to toothpaste. Part ofContinue reading “Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling”