Greenpeace video shows forest area half the size of Paris cleared in Indonesia by a single palm oil supplier | GBRI

Hayel Saeed Anam Group (HSA) supplies palm oil to leading international brands including Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever. According to a new investigation by Greenpeace, this palm oil supplier has destroyed around 4,000 hectares of rainforest in PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession between May 2015 and April 2017. That’s an area equivalent to half the size of Paris.

This proves that although these major international brands publicly commit to end deforestation by vowing to stop sourcing palm oil from rainforest destroyers, there is little that is actually being done in that regard.

“Just weeks ago we asked major consumer brands like Pepsi and Nestlé to confirm that they were making good on their commitments to stop buying palm oil from companies that destroy forests, but this footage reveals just how far behind they really are,” said Palm Oil Campaigner at Greenpeace USA Diana Ruiz.

“Brands need to ensure their supply chains are free from deforestation and the only way to do this is to proactively monitor and enforce their no deforestation standards.”

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