Palm oil revolution

Great news, A:

We've scored another palm oil victory, thanks to you!

Earlier this year, your pressure got Pepsi to change its ways and unveil an industry-leading palm oil sourcing policy. Now you and I are leveraging a shareholder revolution against KFC and Pizza Hut owner Yum! Brands -- the largest fast food company in the world -- for its weak stance on deforestation.

We crashed Yum!'s biggest meeting of the year to present a shareholder proposal to get deforestation off the fast food giant's menus. And despite all of Yum's efforts to silence us, we won 35 percent of the vote -- 3 percent more than last year!

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KFC execs are shook, and it all thanks to generous donations from SumOfUs members -- and without your continued support will won't be able to force KFC and Yum! Brands into action. Please, will you join our monthly donors and help keep our rainforests safe from Yum! Brands?

This is huge. Yum! advised against our proposal and even had its lawyers ask the US Securities and Exchange Commission... to scrub it off the meeting agenda. But in the end, Yum! couldn't hide the truth: more and more shareholders want KFC and Pizza Hut to do better to protect our forests.

There’s still lots to do to save the habitat of endangered species like orangutans, Sumatran tigers, rhinos and pygmy elephants. If we're going to build on our victory and force Yum! to adopt a cross-commodity policy that protects workers, rainforests and the climate, we need to start right away. But we can't do it without you, A.

We were only able to get this far thanks to generous donations from SumOfUs members like you -- and only your continued support will see us through until KFC and Pizza Hut take long-overdue action. Please, will you join our monthly donors and help keep our rainforests safe from Yum! Brands and other deforestation villains?

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


More information:

Our shareholder proposal, SEC, 14 May 2020
Leading consumer goods companies directly linked to deforestation, CDP, 18 November 2019


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