Global Day of Action against palm oil in Edinburgh

Imagine rainforest the size of a football pitch to vanish every 25 seconds. 

Indonesia’s rainforests are the third largest on Earth and are home to 10 to 15 percent of all known species of plants, mammals and birds. They are vital in regulating the Earth’s climate. In fact, along with other forests they are our strongest defence against climate change.

We went to the Meadows today to campaign for the protection of Indonesian rainforest and to stop dirty palm oil suppliers such as Wilmar. The makers of Oreo cookies, Mondelez, is one of its biggest clients.

What are we asking brands and traders to do?:

  • Make a public re-commitment that by 2020, 100% of their palm oil will come from producers whose entire operations have been independently verified as compliant with NDPE standards (No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation), and publish a time bound action plan to get there.
  • Make their supply chains transparent by publishing a list of their suppliers, the mills that produce their palm oil and the producer groups controlling those mills.
  • Immediately cut off (or insist their suppliers cut off) known non-compliant suppliers, starting with Wilmar.

It was such a good vibe and the sun shone all day (whoever lived in Edinburgh knows that is rare in November! :D ) We were excited how many people approached us themselves, started a conversation and were happy to have their picture taken to tell Oreo to #DropDirtyPalmOil. Many people mentioned the Rangtan advert and how much they love it.

Thank you Edinburgh. You are amazing!