Burger King: Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Now!
Burger King is often criticized for peddling unhealthy junk food, but did you know that the palm oil used in its food is also contributing to global warming?
As tropical forests are cleared to make way for plantations for palm oil production, carbon is released into the atmosphere—driving global warming. It doesn't have to be this way—a new industry standard of deforestation-free palm oil has emerged.
But Burger King, the world's third largest fast food company, still lags behind. In our new report, we ranked the palm oil sustainability commitments of 40 global corporations. Burger King scored an embarrassing 10 points out of 100.
In 2010, Burger King released a statement saying "BKC is currently reviewing its overall rainforest policy to include all of its products." However, five years later, Burger King's rainforest policy is not publicly available, and the company has not pledged to use deforestation-free palm oil. There's no excuse for Burger King's bad performance.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has reached out to Burger King repeatedly, but, the company refuses to return our emails or calls. It's time to increase the pressure, and you can help.
Tell Burger King to adopt a deforestation-free palm oil policy now!
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For more information on the fast food sector, consumer brands, and palm oil, read our report, Fries, Face Wash, Forests: Scoring America's Top Brands on Their Palm Oil Commitments.
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Dear Burger King,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]