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. © John Cobb
Greenpeace volunteers hold a public campaign activity in several French cities to raise awareness on dirty palm oil and the Oreo brand. © Maïté Baldi
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. © Jurnasyanto Sukarno
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
© Jurnasyanto Sukarno
Greenpeace volunteers put stickers on packets of Oreo cookies in Taipei. © Greenpeace
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. © Jurnasyanto Sukarno
Greenpeace campaign event at a Car Free Day event at Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta. © Jurnasyanto Sukarno
Greenpeace volunteers label Oreo boxes in French supermarkets with stickers that say “Oreo : deforestation taste”. © Maïté Baldi
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.