After a yearlong investigation of Procter & Gamble’s supply chains, Greenpeace determined that P&G products contribute to climate change, tropical biodiversity loss, and a decline in the region’s endangered species. According to the report, P&G, consuming 460,000 tons of palm oil annually, is one of the largest consumers of palm oil in the world. Though P&G is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), less than 10% of its palm oil comes from sustainable sources. Palm oil is found in a variety of products, including cosmetics and cooking products. Popular Procter & Gamble products that contain palm oil include Head & Shoulders Shampoo and Gillette Shave Gel.
The report documented widespread environmental destruction through photographs, terrain mapping, and tracing palm oil supply chains to controversial ventures run by agribusinesses like Wilmar International, among others.
Read the full article from The Guardian here.
Read the full Greenpeace media briefing here.