Rainforest Action Network

As we head into the holiday season, there will be a lot of treats and chocolate tempting you…but those festive goodies are hiding a dark secret. I don’t mean to be a Grinch here, but did you know there’s Conflict Palm Oil in the chocolate???

This year, you can do something sweet for the orangutans, tigers and elephants of the Leuser Ecosystem, and it will only take a minute to make a real difference!

Baby Elephant in Leuser Ecosystem

The greatest gift you can give this year is to keep critical rainforest habitat intact. I know you’ve done your part Clint, because you helped us send nearly 25,000 letters to candy manufacturers already: and it’s working! Thanks to you, Nestlé, Mars, and Hershey’s have publicly committed to stop buying palm oil from SPS II one the WORST rainforest destroyers!

And on top of that, two of the world’s biggest palm oil traders — Wilmar and Golden Agri-Resources — have stopped purchasing palm oil from SPS II’s mill and Conflict Palm Oil plantations in the Tripa peatland.

But we aren’t done yet!

Together, we’ve taken a HUGE first step and sent a clear message to SPS II that it can’t sell its Conflict Palm Oil to international candymakers. But what about the damage that’s already been done?

Are we really going to just let these companies make a profit and move on? NO WAY! It’s on them to help make things right and exert their powerful influence on SPS II to clean up its mess.

Thing is, if candymakers just drop SPS II as a supplier, the peatland and forest remain destroyed, the land remains stolen, and the demand of local communities for a credible conflict resolution process will remain unmet.

Heavy machinery operating in a forest area inside the PT SPS II
concession in March 2018

We’re calling on candymakers to step up, not stop, engagement with SPS II. We need YOUR help to call on them to establish a credible conflict resolution process and begin the tough work of restoring the incredible Leuser Ecosystem.

For the communities and wildlife of the Leuser Ecosystem,

Chelsea Matthews headshotChelsea Matthews
Forest Campaigner
Rainforest Action Network

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