You have sent over 200.000 e-mails to Nestlé asking them to remove palm oil coming from rainforest destruction from their supply chain. They haven't. The reality is that the questions you have raised in your messages to them remain unanswered. In fact, they are beginning to block e-mails coming from other supporters of our Kit Kat campaign.
It's time to give Nestlé a call. Here are three good reasons why:
1. Nestlé has said publicly it will cancel contracts with forest destroyer Sinar Mas in Indonesia - but the reality is it will still be using Sinar Mas palm oil elsewhere, coming from other suppliers like Cargill.
2. Nestlé must commit to real action now to stop dealing with companies destroying rainforests - its not good enough for them to seek to do better by 2015. Rainforests, peatlands and orang-utans cannot wait any longer for Nestlé to take action.
3. Nestle must ensure that it has cut Sinar Mas out of its supply chain completely – meaning it must also no longer buy products from APP, Sinar Mas's pulp company, either.
Ready to give them a call and ask a few polite questions?
Step 1: Here's a suggestion of what you could say to Nestlé:
"I'm calling you today regarding Nestlé's use of palm oil and products that come from destroyed rainforests.
I have already e-mailed you about the use of palm oil from destroyed forests and peatlands in your products.
As a consumer, I don't think it is acceptable for a company like Nestlé to use palm oil or other products such as paper from forest destruction.
I ask that you immediately stop buying Sinar Mas' palm oil or paper products, this includes palm oil or products supplied to you by other companies who are still buying from Sinar Mas.
Nestle has said it is concerned about the serious environmental threat to rainforests and peatlands caused by the planting of palm oil plantations – will Nestle also support a moratorium on forest destruction and measures to protect peatlands in Indonesia?
Please tell your CEO Mr. Paul Bulcke that I'd like him to take action on the points I've just mentioned."
Not a phone person? Nestlé also provides a 'Contact Us' form on its website for those who prefer to speak with them this way. You could use the same suggested text for the phone conversation in the Contact Form and personalize the message if you like!