Nestlé, Hershey and Mars ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’

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Guardian

This year’s Halloween confectionery will contain palm oil grown on land that should lawfully be habitat to orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, despite commitment to clean up supply chains

Forest land cleared for palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Forest land cleared for palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Nestlé, Mars and Hershey have been accused of breaking pledges to stop using “conflict palm oil” from deforested Indonesian jungles, just days before the annual Halloween confectionery frenzy.

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) says consumers have been “deceived” by promises from the brands to clean up their supply chains which were subsequently delayed, revised or watered down.

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