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Ian McLeod, CEO of Coles Ltd.

Dear Ian McLeod,
I am writing to you today to request that you stop stocking and selling palm oil products. Palm oil has been linked with the destruction of the world’s precious rainforests. The majority of palm oil is used in food and body products. The industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, loss of species and habitat degradation and climate change. If you act now to stop stocking palm oil products it will inform the palm oil producers that this product no longer has a market in Australia.
Deforestation for palm oil production also contributes significantly to climate change. The removal of the native forests often involves the burning of invaluable timber and remaining forest undergrowth, emitting immense quantities of smoke into the atmosphere and making Indonesia the third highest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
The demand for palm oil has put pressure on the native species that once used this forest for food and shelter. Native Orangutans are the major species that have been pushed to the limits of almost extinction in some forests due to the demand for palm oil. Extinction in the wild is likely in the next 10 years for Sumatran Orangutans and soon after for Bornean Orangutans. The Sumatran Orangutan is listed as critically endangered with 6,300 left and 1000 being killed a year.
When large chunks of forests are cleared it results in habitat degradation. This loss of productive soil and forests takes a long time to replace. Every hour 300 football fields of precious remaining forests are being ploughed to the ground to make way for palm oil plantations.
Mr McLeod if you fail to act to make changes then you are risking the lives of the native animals, you are risking the loss of perfect habitat that is unspoiled by development. It is clearly time to make a change and you have the power and are in the position to do so. Your influence on what your supermarkets should stock will put an end to having palm oil in products. It is your responsibility as a leader of industry please make a change for these animals that don’t have a voice.

Yours sincerely,
Brooke Mcdonnell

Signed,

Brooke McDonnell

This petition closed almost 3 years ago

How this will help

Requesting that Ian McLeod stops stocking palm oil products is important so the palm oil producers can be aware that the people of Australia do not want deforestation and its negative impacts to...

Requesting that Ian McLeod stops stocking palm oil products is important so the palm oil producers can be aware that the people of Australia do not want deforestation and its negative impacts to continue.  It will help because it will reduce their profits and hopefully this will slow their industry.  Mcleod is in the perfect position to take this action because he is the head of Coles Australia and has the power to influence their purchase choices.  Your name on this petition will show him it's important to act to stop deforestation.

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