Burger King drops palm oil supplier over its record of rainforest destruction

What deforestation for palm oil looks like in Indonesia

Burger King announced they’ll no longer purchase palm oil from Sinar Mas, one of the world’s leading exporters of palm oil, or it subsidiaries after an independent audit revealed that one of its subsidiaries had destroyed rainforests and carbon-dense peatlands in Borneo and Sumatra.

The hamburger giant joins other corporate giants like Unilever, Nestle, Cadbury and Kraft who have stopped their palm oil purchases based on Sinar Mas’ record for destroying the rainforest, endangering orangutans and reducing carbon dioxide sinks.

Perhaps other fast food chains will jump on this bandwagon and raise the stakes for the Indonesian supplier to change its ways to more sustainable practices.

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