Workers on palm oil plantations — including men, women, and children — are being exploited every single day to make Conflict Palm Oil for cheap snack foods like those made by PepsiCo.
PepsiCo has been turning a blind eye to the impacts of its palm oil supply chain for years. Now a new report by RAN, OPPUK and ILRF shows that PepsiCo’s partner Indofood is cheating its workers out of fair pay and benefits, threatening workers’ health with toxic chemicals, and compelling workers to hire children and bring their spouses to work through an unjust wage system.
Over the course of the last four years, PepsiCo has failed over and over again to take meaningful action and address its Conflict Palm Oil problem. We cannot let the snack food giant get away with it! Every day that PepsiCo refuses to take action is another day where palm oil workers are exploited, children are working on plantations rather than in school, and ecosystems are destroyed.
We are ramping up pressure on the people who sign off each and every day on PepsiCo’s flawed business model, and we need you to stand in solidarity with workers as we take our demands to the company's CEO, Ms. Indra Nooyi. Will you stand in solidarity with palm oil workers? Add your name and send a message to PepsiCo’s CEO Ms. Indra Nooyi today.
Read the latest report, “The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil Revisited: How PepsiCo, Banks, and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Perpetuate Indofood’s Worker Exploitation”
Dear Ms. Indra Nooyi,
PepsiCo’s partner Indofood has been exposed for egregious exploitation of workers on its palm oil plantations in Indonesia. I am writing to ask you to take robust action immediately.
Indofood is cheating its workers out of fair pay and benefits, threatening workers’ health with toxic chemicals, and compelling workers to hire children and bring their spouses to work through an unjust wage system. These actions are far out of step with PepsiCo’s commitments on human and labor rights.
I’m appealing to you to lead your company on a new path––one that will urgently address the exploitation of workers in PepsiCo’s global supply chain.
Thousands of people across the world have stood in solidarity with workers on palm oil plantations and called on PepsiCo to tackle exploitation in your palm oil supply chain, but over the last two years, PepsiCo has failed over and over again to take meaningful action. The time for delays is over.
PepsiCo must demand that its suppliers––regardless of where their operations are in the world––uphold the rights of all workers––including the most vulnerable workers, such as temporary, migrant, and women workers.
I am asking YOU and PepsiCo to make a stand for the millions of people who live and work on palm oil plantations around the world, and to clean up your supply chain, starting with Indofood.
I look forward to following PepsiCo’s actions to address this critical issue.