InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Eight household brands, such as, PZ Cussons, Johnson & Johnson, and Kraft Heinz rejected to reveal where their palm oil stocks were. They had promised to stop buying palm oil from the companies that may damage the forest. While the other eight, such as, Nestlé and Unilever have been transparent to their palm oil chain of stock.
The finding was in the latest report of Greenpeace International, “Moment of Truth”, that showed that lots of household brands are not committed to their palm oil chain of stock which is free from deforestation in 2020.
Chief of Global Forest Campaign, Greenpeace in Indonesia, Kiki Taufik said, the companies have promised for many times to contribute and stop the forest damage for the commodities in land – based in 2020.
“Less than 2 years to go, they may be far away from what they should do. Some brands, such as, Nestlé and Unilever, at least have started to their commitment. The others, such as, PZ Cussons, Johnson & Johnson, and Kraft Heinz put their customers in the uncertain condition,” Kiki Taufik said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Monday (19/3/2018).
The consumers are beware and support the products free from deforestation and human right violance. They even want to pay more if the products are available in the markets.
In 2010, the consumer goods brands promised to vanish deforestation from palm oil production and other main commodities in 2020. “But the proof is clear that they are fail to realize the target and it is dangerous consequence to the climate,” Kiki noted.
According to Greenpeace,in January 2018, the organization challenged 16 advance brands to reveal the chain of stock of palm oil, including the companies producing palm oil as the suppliers. “This showed that they might keep searching the source of material from the forest damage. Eight brands have revealed the information, but the other eight rejected to reveal where they got their palm oil stock,” Kiki said. (T2)