Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Good News from Unilever

Unilever, one of the worlds largest consumer goods company and the largest user of palm oil, has terminated its contract with an indonesian Palm Oil producer because of environmental reasons.

Unsustainable Palm Oil plantations are the main reason for the cutting down and destruction of the lasts rainforests in Borneo (Malaysia) and Indonesia. These rainforests are the last homes of the Urang Utan, Tigers, and other animals.

Its great to see that a multinational makes an ethical decision, but lets not forget that this decision was only made after long and much protests, both from individuals as well as environmental organisations such as Greenpeace.

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