Mondelez comes under fire from Greenpeace

Mondelez’s supply chain for palm oil has destroyed 70,000 hectares of rainforest, an area that includes 25,000 hectares of orangutan habitat in Indonesia, in two years, according to Greenpeace International.

Mondelez, one of the world’s biggest buyers of palm oil, has also used suppliers accused of child labour, exploitation of workers, illegal deforestation, forest fires and land grabbing.

Kiki Taufik, head of Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Indonesia forests campaign, said: “It’s outrageous that despite promising to clean up its palm oil almost ten years ago, Mondelez is still trading with forest destroyers. Palm oil can be made without destroying forests, yet our investigation discovered that Mondelez suppliers are still trashing forests and wrecking orangutan habitat, pushing these beautiful and intelligent creatures to the brink of extinction. They’re literally dying for a biscuit.”

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