Sample letter to Parmalat
If you’re disappointed that big milk brands like ‘Pauls’ and ‘Rev’ now get a cross we suggest you contact Parmalat here.
Here’s what you could say.
I am disappointed to find that your parent company Lactalis, one of the largest dairy companies in the world, received a score of 1.5 out of a possible total of 9 in the WWF Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard 2011. This report measures if major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are acting responsibly in terms of palm oil use and sourcing. Palm oil production is a major cause of rainforest loss and habitat destruction for animals such as the orangutan. This rating means, your company’s brands, such as ‘Pauls’ and ‘Rev’, now receive a ‘cross’ in the Ethical Consumer Guide, previously a ‘light tick’.
Due to this I will be seeking alternatives to your products. Please update me with further information on policies and action relating to palm oil, and encourage your parent company Lactalis to improve their actions in this area.