You made it happen! After an incredible few months, and 1.3 million of you taking action, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar, just launched a groundbreaking plan.
Wilmar commits to:
- Map all of its palm oil suppliers
- Use satellites to monitor them
- Suspend any suppliers that destroy forests
This is a massive step forward and – if implemented – gives forest-destroying palm oil companies nowhere to hide.
A few months ago, we exposed how Wilmar was selling dirty palm oil to brands all over the world. 20 murals popped up in 20 cities, activists occupied one of Wilmar’s palm oil refineries, and seized a tanker carrying Wilmar’s palm oil products – twice!
Then we took on one of Wilmar’s biggest customers: snack food giant Mondelez, makers of Oreo cookies. 120 volunteer groups took to the streets, a Mondelez factory in Italy was blockaded and scenes of destruction appeared at Mondelez HQs in Germany, the UK and the USA!
We challenged Mondelez to cut Wilmar off for selling them dirty palm oil. But what happened was really inspiring. Mondelez and other brands told Wilmar it had to reform – and Wilmar saw the million plus people demanding change and knew they could not ignore us any longer.
This is not over by any means. Greenpeace will be closely watching to make sure Wilmar delivers. If it starts to slip at any point, we’ll be ready.