Good News: Palm Oil Giant Caves to Peer Pressure


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Who says direct action doesn’t work?  Here’s this great news from Greenpeace.  If we can only get other big evil corporations to follow suit.

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a landmark win for the world’s forests and the people that depend on them for their livelihoods.

Bustar Maitar, head of the Indonesia forest campaign at Greenpeace International said:
“Wilmar has responded to years of pressure from Greenpeace, other NGOs, and a growing movement of consumers around the world demanding clean palm oil and an end to forest destruction. Wilmar’s commitment to No Deforestation has the potential to transform the controversial palm oil industry.”
“Wilmar’s policy shows that the sector has a massive problem, and while this policy is great news for forests…

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5 thoughts on “Good News: Palm Oil Giant Caves to Peer Pressure

  1. This is truly promising, it would bring a great change to many. But, as it reads ” … its success will be judged by Wilmar’s actions to implement and enforce it”. Let us hope that they are committed to do it as they are tied to cosmetic giants Procter and Gambler, L’Oreal and more.

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