Report – By Ethan Harfenist in Jakarta
Greenpeace has accused household product multinational Procter & Gamble of sourcing palm oil from environmentally destructive firms, finding the US corporation complicit in the encroachment of Sumatran tiger habitats, slash-and-burn clearing and the presence of an “orangutan graveyard”.
The environmental NGO criticised the company for sourcing “dirty” palm oil from allegedly unscrupulous suppliers in a report titled “Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Secret”.
The report, the result of a yearlong investigation by Greenpeace International, uncovered evidence that Procter & Gamble-linked palm oil companies were involved in the destruction of orangutan and Sumatran tiger habitats and the kind of slash-and-burn land clearing methods responsible for the region’s annual haze. Read more »