Oily Palms – Follow up

Oily Palms – Follow up

Posted on 17. May, 2010 by in eat me

GP: This is a win for all that took part in the campaign .. our thanks to all but especially Ingrid Schroder the creator of Cohabitaire.com

Hi Paul

We are thrilled to bring you some wonderful news. Thanks to you and other Greenpeace supporters, we have won our Nestlé campaign! We can barely believe it. In all our years of campaigning, we’ve never turned around a global company so quickly.

It took just eight weeks for Nestlé to answer our demands.

Today, the world’s biggest food and beverage company announced it would stop using products from rainforest destruction. The move follows our international campaign exposing Nestlé’s use of palm oil in products like KitKat. Nestlé, through its links to supplier Sinar Mas, has been responsible for destroying rainforests and pushing orang-utans toward extinction.

Nestlé now promises to change its destructive ways.

Under its new policy, Nestlé will identify and exclude companies from its supply chain that own or manage ‘high risk plantations or farms linked to deforestation’. This exclusion would apply to companies such as Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s most notorious forest destroyer, if it fails to meet the criteria set out in the policy. It also has implications for palm oil traders, such as Cargill, which continue to buy from Sinar Mas. Read more.

This historic decision is thanks to you.

We asked you to contact Nestlé’s headquarters – you did and you succeeded. It’s days like today that remind us we all have the power to make a positive difference.

But we mustn’t stop here. Moving the world’s largest food and beverage company is an awesome first step. Greenpeace will continue to campaign against companies globally involved in rainforest destruction.

For now, thank you for helping to achieve a significant victory. We hope you will continue joining us in taking action – the planet needs you.

Valerie Philips
Forest Campaign Coordinator
Greenpeace Australia Pacific

PS. We can only undertake such work with the support of individuals like you. Please donate today.

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4 Responses to “Oily Palms – Follow up”

  1. Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

    GP: Manks thanks

  2. Cohabitaire

    22. May, 2010

    Hi Paul – such great news, isn’t it!

    Just goes to show activism doesn’t always fall on deaf ears. Congrats to Nestle for having the courage to admit what they were doing was wrong and now supporting sustainable Palm Oil production.

    Thanks for the plug – your site is looking great!

    Kind regards,
    Ingrid.

  3. Louise Ainsworth

    29. Jun, 2010

    Hi Paul, Well done on this work!!! i had no idea green planet was involved in this! good job! xx

    GP: Thanks Lou.. It was all down to Greenpeace really.. all we did was give it a bit of publicity and offer our support like anybody else… but thanks XX

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