March 31, 2010

Palm oil supplier in trouble

I guess the "persuasive" power of Greenpeace is stronger than it seems as two more global food conglomerate, Nestle and Cargill, have followed Unilever's footstep in dropping Indonesian palm oil producer Sinar Mas as their supplier.

Unilever dropped Sinar Mas last year December after Greenpeace alleged in a report that the company is engaging in illegal deforestation and peatland clearance in Indonesia. Unilever said it also conducted an independent audit of its major suppliers, which revealed several areas of concerns regarding Sinar Mas.

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