Pepsi's palm oil

4 days left to say NO to exploitation


In 4 days, Pepsi’s holding its annual shareholder meeting... in a remote location in North Carolina. Why there? It doesn’t want people like us crashing the party with pesky questions about Pepsi’s palm oil policy.

But guess what? We’ll be there, on behalf of the workers, the communities, and the orangutans threatened by the palm oil deforestation and exploitation Pepsi enables. And you can be there too.

We’re going to deliver the signatures of hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members to CEO Ramon Laguarta demanding PepsiCo drops palm oil villain Indofood. Will yours be one of them?


BREAKING: Pepsi’s palm oil business partner Indofood has been stripped of its sustainability certificates -- for abusing workers on its environment-wrecking plantations.

But Pepsi STILL won’t cut ties with the palm oil villain. WHY?!

Tell Pepsi: No more excuses. Drop conflict palm oil company Indofood now!

Sign the petition


Pepsi has nowhere to hide now: its business partner Indofood has been kicked out of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest sustainable palm oil authority, for mistreating workers on its environment-wrecking plantations.

Over 100,000 SumOfUs members like you have already told PepsiCo to cut ties with this palm oil villain, but the snack food giant has resisted so far, hiding behind those RSPO certificates. Now though, Pepsi’s surely going to drop Indofood like a hot Cheeto… right?

Wrong. Pepsi’s still cashing obscene profits from its partnership with Indofood, and reacted to the RSPO decision only with “We are very disappointed”.

“Disappointed”, Pepsi?! Indofood isn’t a misbehaving toddler -- it’s a corporation that destroys rainforests, mistreats female staff, uses illegal child labour, and exposes its workers to hazardous pesticides.

Tell Pepsi: Stop disappointing us and cut ALL your ties with toxic palm oil company Indofood!

Indofood’s abuses were always an open secret. But in 2016, our partners at Rainforest Action Network exposed Indofood and filed an official complaint with the RSPO. Together, SumOfUs members used our collective power to drive up pressure last summer and get the RSPO to first sanction -- and now kick out entirely -- the palm oil giant.

Now it’s official: Indofood’s palm oil cannot be called sustainable, even by the subpar RSPO standards. Meaning that if Pepsi’s ‘sustainable’ palm oil policy is to retain any scrap of credibility, it must end its joint venture partnership with the corporation -- NOW.

Please sign the petition and help force Pepsi to terminate its business partnership with Indofood once and for all!

We know our people-powered campaigning can push big brands into action. After sustained pressure from SumOfUs members, Nestlé ended its own 13-year business partnership with Indofood -- showing that if PepsiCo really wanted to, it could too.

And after 150,000 SumOfUs members put pressure on Pepsi’s departing CEO, Pepsi responded and stopped sourcing palm oil from Indofood -- but failed to cut ties completely, keeping its business partnership in Indonesia.

Unless we use this moment to double down on our campaign, with the threats of reputation damage, negative media coverage, and lost customers, Pepsi may hope to weather out the storm. So we need to act fast.

Let's tell Pepsi's CEO there’s no excuse for inaction on exploitation and rainforest destruction -- it's time to drop Indofood.

Sign the petition

Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Rebecca and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

PepsiCo responds with 'disappointment' at Indofood's withdrawal from RSPO over disputed audit decision, Food Navigator Asia, 30 January 2019
PepsiCo urged to cut ties with Indofood over RSPO fiasco, The Grocer, 4 February 2019

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