30 Apr '18, 5pm

Palm oil supplier to food giants clears forest, peatland in Indonesia, Greenpeace says

Palm oil supplier to food giants clears forest, peatland in Indonesia, Greenpeace says

The Yemen-based Hayel Saeed Anam Group, which sells palm oil to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Unilever through subsidiaries, is responsible for clearing 40 square kilometers (15 square miles) of rainforest and peatland in Indonesia’s Papua province between 2015 and 2017, according to Greenpeace. Staff from the environmental organization shot video revealing the extent of the destruction. Greenpeace campaigners have raised concerns that Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever are not upholding their commitments to get rid of deforestation, peatland destruction and exploitation from their supply chains. Greenpeace has released video evidence that a palm oil supplier for several major food companies has destroyed rainforest in Indonesia. Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever have all purchased palm oil from subsidiaries of the Yemen-based Hayel Saeed Anam Group , according to the compan...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/04/palm-oil-supplier-to-fo...

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