Saturday, 20 March 2010

Stop Nestle Or The Orangutans Get It. Greenpeace Vs Kitkat

Nestlé, maker of products such as Kit Kat, uses palm oil from companies that are trashing Indonesian rainforests, threatening the livelihoods of local people and pushing orang-utans towards extinction.

We all deserve to have a break - but having one shouldn't involve taking a bite out of Indonesia's precious rainforests. We're asking Nestlé to give rainforests and orang-utans a break and stop buying palm oil from destroyed forests.

It seems that Nestle doesn't seem to like criticism. See Facebook page.

But it looks like they're actively blocking reasonable, informed criticism of their unsustainable business practices. Banned from youtube, now see their video on vimeo. See video here.

Greenpeace / Nestle from id0 on Vimeo.

Since Wednesday, we've been asking our supporters to email Paul Bulcke, the CEO of the company, politely asking him to clean up Nestle's business practices and stop using unsustainable palm oil that's contributing to the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests.

But from what we can tell, Nestle have been blocking the IP address of our mail delivery software since Werdnesday afternoon. Rather than engage with people's concerns, they decided to try and censor them. Just like they did with comments on their facebook page - just like they tried to do with our Kitkat subvert.

I sent the email, and got this from Greenpeace.
Hi Adrian,

Thank you for telling Nestle to stop buying palm oil from destroyed rainforests. Your email really counts and with Greenpeace supporters around the world doing likewise, Nestle will be under intense pressure to cease trading with the worst palm oil suppliers.

This is just the beginning and we’re going to have to keep the pressure up. So we'll stay in touch on how our campaign develops and all the other creative ways you can tell Nestle to stop trashing the rainforests for palm oil. In the meantime, there are other things you can do to help:

Letting people know how Nestle are implicated in the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests, endangering orang-utans and accelerating climate change is vital and I hope we can count on your further support.

Thanks again for your help,

Jamie Woolley

1 comment:

emgal97 said...

oh my god that is a shocking story
heart touching