Orangutan Outreach & RAN Join Forces to Challenge Pepsi

Hey Pepsi— Can you handle the Truth?

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The vast, ancient landscape of the Leuser ecosystem supports some of the last populations of rare species like Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos, elephants, clouded leopards and sun bears. With your help we will save it from being destroyed for Conflict Palm Oil.

Every day bulldozers drive deeper and deeper in the last stands of rainforest in Indonesia and Malaysia. Why? To meet the ever growing demand for Conflict Palm Oil that is used in potato chips, crackers and snack foods made by companies including PepsiCo.

Read more about the situation with PepsiCo & deforestation on the RAN blog.

The only thing standing in the way of PepsiCo doing the right thing and taking a leadership position on this urgent issue is the company’s refusal to act.

On December 9th, Palm Oil Activists around the world are coming together and calling on their communities to make thousands of phone calls to PepsiCo offices all over the planet.

Here are the 3 simple steps for participating in the PepsiCo Global Call-in Day

1. Find your country's PepsiCo customer service phone number:

USA: 1 800 433 2652
Canada: 1 800 433 2652
Australia & New Zealand: +61 2 9951 1799
India: 1800 224 020
For Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa this website will direct you to the customer service phone number for your country or region: http://www.pepsico.com/Home/GlobalSites. The customer service number for each country can usually be found under the 'contact us' button on the webpage. Let us know if you need help finding the right phone number for your country!

2. Make the call:

Here's what to say when you pick up the phone:

Hello , my name is ___ from _____ and I'm calling you today regarding PepsiCo's use of palm oil and products that are tied to rainforest destruction and human and labor rights violations.

As a consumer, I don't think it is acceptable for a company like PepsiCo to use palm oil that is tied to rainforest destruction and human and labor rights violations. We believe PepsiCo's palm oil commitment has critical gaps that must be addressed immediately. PepsiCo must take action to identify and eliminate suppliers who are destroying rainforest and violating human and labor rights violations, including in the Leuser Ecosystem.

As a globally recognized brand with an immense international reach, PepsiCo must succeed in stopping the bulldozers and abuse in its supply chain and use its influence to protect the Leuser Ecosystem.

Will PepsiCo step up and cut Conflict Palm Oil for good?

3. Ask your friends to make a call by posting on Facebook and Twitter:

Share on Twitter. You could use the sample tweet below.

Join @RAN and @redapes's @PepsiCo Global Call-in Day and demand that PepsiCo cut #ConflictPalmOil

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