PepsiCo's demand for palm oil is contributing to the destruction of Sumatran elephant habitats. Sum Of Us calls it the "most ruthless destruction of elephant habitat we've ever seen."
Even though Indonesia's president announced a moratorium last April on forest clearing in the Leuser Ecosystem, a Rainforest Action Network investigation found that PT. Agra Bumi Niaga, a rogue palm oil producer, illegally accelerated the clearing after it was ordered out of the country.
The buyer of this conflict palm oil, says Sum Of Us, is Wilmar palm oil refineries, the supplier for PepsiCo and other US snack and food companies.
Leuser Ecosystem is a "top priority conservation area," explains Some Of Us, because it's the "only place on earth where elephants, tigers, orangutans and rhinos live in the same forest." It also provides drinking water for millions in the Aceh province of Indonesia.
Under the circumstances, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's online statement seems hypocritical - to say the least. PepsiCo's website says, Nooyi "is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo's promise to do what's right for the business by doing what's right for people and the planet. It's the company's commitment to sustained growth with a focus on Performance, Human, Environmental and Talent Sustainability."
Sign this petition to demand that PepsiCo keep its promises and stop supporting this illegal destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem and elephant habitats!
Without the support of mega-corporations like PepsiCo, companies like PT. Agra Bumi Niaga would be depirved of incentive to violate moratoriums that protect our most valuable ecosystems.
In light of the promises you make on your website, it is hypocritical for you to support this kind of destruction, especially such "ruthless" destruction of such a valuable and already endangered ecosystem.
I and those who support this petition insist that your company keep its promises and stop supporting this illegal destruction of elephant habitats and forests within the Leuser Ecosystem.