Palm oil made with child labor is NOT sustainable!

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Greetings from Bali! I am here in Indonesia to participate in the 15th annual Conference of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Unfortunately, I cannot tell you I am confident that all the palm oil here is really that “sustainable.”

In fact, just this week ILRF released a report that documents ongoing labor exploitation on RSPO-certified plantations. The report, released with ILRF partners Rainforest Action Network and Indonesian NGO OPPUK, is the second in two years to show widespread labor rights violations on plantations owned by Indonesian palm oil giant Indofood. Help us send the message: this dirty palm oil should NOT be certified!

Despite overwhelming evidence that Indofood is violating its standards, the RSPO has dragged its feet on suspending certification of Indofood. As a result, companies like PepsiCo – Indofood’s joint venture partner – have been able to claim they source from “sustainable” sources, despite clear evidence to the contrary.

It is time for the RSPO to take real action! Join us today in calling for the RSPO to suspend Indofood’s certification!


Eric Gottwald
Legal & Policy Director

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