Nestle and Palm Oil Update
Here's an update to my recent Post re: a new Greenpeace report: 'How Nestle’s Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on Rainforest, the Climate and Orangutans” and I asked you to email Nestle. Per your emails and Facebook Posts on Nestle's Facebook Page, among many others, I have Good News to share per this Guardian article.
"Since Wednesday, Nestlé has been at the centre of a PR firestorm after Greenpeace alleged that its palm oil supplier Sinar Mas is involved in illegal rainforest clearance in Indonesia. Nestlé has since cancelled its contract with Sinar Mas, but says that it is still receiving palm oil from the firm through its supplier Cargill.
Cargill is one of the world's largest privately held corporations, exporting palm oil to more than 30 countries.
In a statement on its UK website, Nestlé said it had sought assurances from Cargill about its supply chain. "Cargill has informed us that Sinar Mas needs to answer Greenpeace's allegations by the end of April," the statement continued.
José Lopez told Guardian Sustainable Business that Cargill are investigating the case, and if found at fault, Sinar Mas would be cut out of Cargill's supply chain by Mid-May. "We definitely expect that to happen," he said."
Great work everyone! Here's an example where every person can make a difference!
Comments are closed.