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Brand Laggards on Sustainable Palm Oil - Ask Them to Do Better!

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As consumers, our purchasing decisions can have a major influence on companies' use of sustainable palm oil. Contact consumer brands that buy mainly unsustainable palm oil and let them know this matters to you.

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Ask these unsustainable consumer brands to move faster

Many consumer brands report their total palm oil use and sustainable palm oil use to the RSPO. The most recent reports, which are for 2018, indicate the following major consumer companies buy primarily unsustainably grown palm oil. On the positive side, even these companies are working toward sustainability, but with little consumer pressure, they are lagging.

Take a few minutes to call or email them. Let them know sustainable palm oil is important and that you are considering that in your purchasing decisions.

  • Sample email:

My family has become concerned about the need for sustainable palm oil. Given its extreme importance for climate and critically endangered species, we have decided we must consider this in our purchases. Your company RSPO report indicates you use some sustainable palm oil, but that most is unsustainable. Will you achieve 100% sustainable, traceable palm oil this year?
Thank you for your help!

Company & Contact Company Brands
Kao Corporation
Palm oil use: 421,400 tons, 18% sustainable (goal of 2020 for 100%, but has progressed little in last 2 years, so probably needs a push to reach goal)
View Company Policy
Canada: 905-670-7890
US: N/A (no usable number as of date of article)
Email: consumer@kaobrands.com
US mail: 2535 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214-1729
Ban, Biore, Curel, Goldwell, Jergens, John Frieda, KMS, Molton Brown, more.
Palm oil use: 425,514 tons, 48% sustainable (goal of 2023 for 100%)
Company site reports 64%, but they reported 48% in their official RSPO filing. View Company Policy
US: 800-225-2270, choose option for Corporate Office
Canada: 800-387-4636
Send an email (can also email directly at nestleconsumerservice@casupport.com)
Cetaphil, proactive, Abuelita, Alpo dog food, Arrowhead bottled water, Beneful dog food, Cailler, California Pizza Kitchen, Carnation, Coffee-Mate, DiGiorno, Dreyer's Ice Cream, Edy's Ice Cream, Fancy Feast, Felix cat food, Friskies, Gerber, Gourmet cat food, Herta, Hot Pockets, Kit Kat candy bar (outside the US), La Lechera, Lean Cuisine, Libby's Pumpkin, Maggi, Milo, Nescafe, Nespresso, Nesquik, Nestea, Ovaltine, Perrier, Poland Spring, Purina, S. Pellegrino, Stouffers, Toll House, Tombstone Pizza, more. (Note: Nestle sold most of its candy bars, except Kit Kat, to Ferrero, in 2018).
Procter & Gamble
Palm oil use: 463,295 tons, 34% sustainable (no goal for 100% stated in RSPO report)
View Company Policy
513-983-1100, ask for Consumer Relations
Send an email
Always, Aussie, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Comet, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Febreze, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Ivory, Joy, Luvs, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Pepto Bismol, Prilosec, Puffs, Safeguard, Scope, Secret, Swiffer, Tampax, Tide, Vicks, more.

Last updated: September 2019

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