Wonderfilled. That’s the slogan that the self-proclaimed ‘world’s favourite cookie’, Oreo, has been using over the last years.
They have created numerous videos, tv campaigns and even a song about it! But little is known about the dark side of this not-so-wonderfilled cookie…
The makers of Oreo, Mondelez, still buys its palm oil from the world’s largest and dirtiest palm oil trader in the world: Wilmar. Its palm oil is associated to several of the suppliers linked to forest destruction and human right abuses in Indonesia.
Italy, Japan, France, Indonesia, you name it! The world is waking up to the fact that there are companies producing palm oil, an ingredient in Oreo cookies, that are still trashing rainforests, and Mondelez is using their palm oil.
Outrageous, isn’t it? Well, Oreo’s dirty secret is not safe anymore.
Over the past week, hundreds of Greenpeace volunteers from all over the world have taken to the streets to help spread the word about the destruction behind ‘the world’s best selling cookie’ and its parent brand.
The future of our forests and the lives that depend on them is in our hands.
Greenpeace volunteers in Camberwell, London, campaign against the use of dirty palm oil.
Greenpeace volunteers hold a public campaign activity in several French cities to raise awareness on dirty palm oil and the Oreo brand.
Greenpeace volunteers with placards in front of Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, urge the makers of Oreo, Mondelēz, one of the world’s biggest brands, to drop their suppliers of dirty palm oil. © Greenpeace
A Greenpeace volunteer poses with a placard urging Oreo to Drop Dirty Palm Oil in Bari, Italy. © Greenpeace
Members of the public pose with a placard urging Oreo to Drop Dirty Palm Oil, in Bari, Italy. © Greenpeace
Greenpeace campaigners at at Car Free Day at Hotel Indonesia in Jakarta ask members of the public to urge the makers of Oreo, Mondelēz, to drop their suppliers of dirty palm oil.
A member of the public poses with a badge during a Greenpeace campaign event at a Car Free Day event at Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta. © Greenpeace
Greenpeace volunteers put stickers on packets of Oreo cookies in Taipei.
Greenpeace volunteers with placards ask members of the public to urge the makers of Oreo, Mondelēz, one of the world’s biggest brands, to drop their suppliers of dirty palm oil.
Greenpeace campaign event at a Car Free Day event at Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta.
Greenpeace volunteers label Oreo boxes in French supermarkets with stickers that say “Oreo : deforestation taste”.
Over a million people have signed our petition asking Oreo to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. Join them!
Alexander Navarro is the Global Digital Lead for Greenpeace’s Palm Oil Campaign.
It's pathetic how this large company puts profits before all other considations
Hello, I am a teacher at an International School in Vietnam. My students have been looking into Palm Oil and we are wondering if you can verify that Mondelez is now using sustainable palm oil as their website states?
Mondelez, which is one of the world’s biggest buyers of palm oil, uses it in many of its most popular products, including Cadbury and Roses chocolates, Oreos and Ritz crackers.
Hi, i just read your article and I was wondering if there is by any change some news? Are they still using this brand? They are my favo cookies but I will stop buying them until they switch and get palm oil in a sustainable way. Love to hear back from you.
You've got to love Greenpeace!
How about other dirty oils like soy and olive you are all guilty of it
Environment is important, but economy of people that rely on oil palm is more important. If green peace only concern on environment, you are wrong
Thanks for your comment, Thomas. To be clear, we are opposed to deforestation, not palm oil. It is possible to grow palm oil sustainably, which is why we need brands like Oreo to commit to purchasing from growers who aren't destroying forests to create their products.
Greenpeace is made a dirty job in order but who is. We are never open forest but only in our belonging land. And never kill any kind animal suchest orang hutan. That a evil accusations because in our area there never was animal mongkey or orang hutan. And we planted palm oil after we destroy rubber plantation because harmful and worthless so where is accusations destroyed rain forest is ? Greenpeace is work by paying natives to make fake slander. Greenpeace is really need to kill palm oil farmers for money and get funds from donors. It is ridiculous .
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