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Grant O'Brien, CEO of Woolworths Pty Ltd

Dear Mr Grant O'Brien, CEO of Woolworths Pty Ltd.

I want you to stop selling palm oil products. Such as: Lipsticks, premade pizza dough’s, instant noodles, shampoos, ice creams, detergents, margarine, chocolate, cookies, biodiesel, soap and packaged bread. These are the most common products containing palm oil in supermarkets.

Action is needed to bring the topic of palm oil production to the public eye because it is having a terrible effect on wildlife and communities in South East Asia, specifically Malaysia. The deforestation that occurs during the production of palm oil is having a huge effect on already endangered species, such as orang-utans and tigers, driving them even closer to extinction. Another thing that needs to be done is to enforce labelling on products containing palm oil, as it is often simply listed as canola or vegetable oil and therefore it is hard to tell if you are buying a product containing palm oil.

Improving the labelling of these products will enable people to make a conscientious effort to lower the production rates on palm oil and urge companies to find a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to this product. Simply labelling products containing palm oil as you would a product that is gluten free, combined with a marketing campaign could significantly help in the reduction of palm oil production by up to 23%.

Your company will be judged on its ability to take action. The eyes of the world are watching! Obviously it is time that action is taken to help this cause. We ask that you consider these options. This will be a step in the right direction for large companies in making the world a more sustainable place.
Yours sincerely,
Ryan Foot

Signed,

Ryan Foot

This petition closed over 3 years ago

How this will help

This petition will help address this issue by bringing the information to the forefront of the products containing palm oil, greatly improving public awareness of this problem, as most people...

This petition will help address this issue by bringing the information to the forefront of the products containing palm oil, greatly improving public awareness of this problem, as most people are ignorant to the effect of palm oil production on the environment and the animals which inhabit it.

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