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  • Writer's pictureChristine Allan

Amazon on Fire

Apparently Greenpeace International revealed that the world's largest palm oil trader was found responsible for deforestation, illegal clearance and fires on peatland. Later that year the Corporation announced a "no deforestation, no peat, no exploitition policy". However, Greenpeace’s analysis found that palm oil groups are still destroying rain forest and stealing land from local communities in Indonesia. Brands we know as Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive and Mondelez was said to have promised their customers they’d only use clean palm oil but, according to Greenpeace and others they have not kept that promise.

Last year, Greenpeace estimated that more than 1 million hectares of forest were burned in the Amazon and the trend is not over, with more that two thousand fire hotspots being registered in the Amazon. Losing forests to fire means losing the fight against climate change, adding more species to the endangering list and threatening lives of Indigenous people.

I have put this list together of Companies and Brands that use unsustainable palm oil. Not all thier brands contain palm oil, but these companies do contribute to the palm oil problem.

Margarine and spreads: Kavli (St Helen's)

Kerry Group (Pure Dairy Free)

Fortis Foods (Tomor)

Raisio Oyj  (Benecol)

Ornua Co-operative Limited (Kerry Gold)

Groupe Lactalis (President)

Chocolate: Nestle (Kit Kat, NESCAFÉ, Perrier)

Mondelez (Cadbury, Green and Blacks)

Bread: All About Food limited (Cranks)

Braces Bakery

Roberts Bakery

Dr Schar

Cereal: Garfield Weston (Jordans, Dorset)

Eat Natural

Post Holdings (Weetabix)

Associated British Foods (Primark, Kingsmill, Jordans)

Food retailers:

Walmart / ASDA


Other food companies and brands: Monde Nissin (Quorn, Cauldron)


Mitsubishi (Princes, Napolina, Aqua-Pura, Pura)

Eat Natural

Natures Bounty (Julian Graves)

Thai Union (John West, La Doria)

Food Heaven

Almond Dream

East End Foods


Drinks companies:

Redbush Tea Co

Healthy Food Brands (Free and Easy, Plj)

SHS Group (Schloer, Bottle Green Drinks)

Nichols (Feel Good, Panda)

R. White's


Coffee shops:

Soho Coffee Company

Caffè Nero

Caffè Ritazza

Coffee Republic

AMT Coffee


Harris and Hoole

Muffin Break

Boston Tea Party



Fast food and takeaways:


Domino's Pizza

Yo! Sushi

Burger King

Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC)




Pret A Manger



TGI Friday's


Mitchells and Butlers (Harvester, All Bar One)

Greene King


Pizza Express

The Restaurant Group (Chiquito, Frankie and Benny's, Wagamama)

Azzurri (ASK)

Jamie's Italian

Famous Brands (Gourmet Burger Kitchen)



Pet food:

Butcher's Pet Care


Holland and Holland (Chanel perfume)

Shiseido Company Limited (Dolce and Gabbana perfume)

Inter Parfums (Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfield, Oscar de la Renta, Paul Smith, Gap, Banana Republic perfumes)




Coty (Max Factor, Wella, plus perfumes for Adidas, Burberry, David Beckham, Calvin Klein)

Beauty products:

Natura Cosmeticos (Aesop)

Suntory (F.A.G.E)


The King of Shaves

Lansinoh (Earth Friendly Baby)

Baylis and Harding

Koa (John Frieda, Molton Brown)

Crystal Spring

PZ Cussons (Morning Fresh, Original Source Charles Worthington, Imperial Leather)

WBA Investments (Boots, No7, Soap and Glory, Botanics)

Tom's of Maine


Midsona (Urtekram)

Laverana (Lavera)

Logocos (Logana, Sante)

Li and Fung (Vosene, Clinomyn toothpaste)

Church and Dwight (Arm & Hammer, Pearl Drops, Arrid, Batiste)

Revlon (Revlon, Almay, Mitchum)

Bull Dog

Daniel Field 


Edgewell (Banana Boat, Wilkinson Sword, Carefree, Bulldog Skincare for men)

Holland and Barrett

Cleaning products:

Mcbride (Frish, Surcare, Planet Clean, LimeLite)

The London Oil Refining Co Ltd (Astonish)

Enpac (Simply)

Lilly's Eco Clean

Active Brand Concepts (Homecare)

WD-40 (1001)

Jeyes (Jeyes, Bloo, Sanilav, Parozone)

Procter and Gamble (Fairy, Head and Shoulders, Pampers, Always)

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