Head & Shoulders - wipes out more than just dandruff

Posted by Richardg — 26 February 2014 at 2:38pm - Comments
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Head & Shoulders is the best known anti-dandruff shampoo in the world. Yet it has a dirty secret - the company that makes it buys its palm oil from forest destroyers.

Over the last year, Greenpeace has been investigating the palm oil industry - now the number one cause of forest destruction in Indonesia. We discovered that P&G - makers of Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Pantene and loads of other bathroom products - is buying palm oil from some seriously destructive companies.

Tell Head & Shoulders to clean up its palm oil supply.

Indonesia's rainforests are magnificent. They're home to one-fifth of all plants and animals on the planet, including critcally endangered Sumatran tiger, elephants and orang-utans.

But the palm oil industry is destroying these creatures' habitat at a phenomenal rate. 620,000 football fields of forest were cleared last year - and a quarter of this was for palm oil production.

P&G is buying palm oil from the companies that are responsible for this destruction.

We shouldn't have to choose between dandruff and deforestation.

Many companies, including L'Oreal, Nestle, Unilever and Kelloggs, say they won't buy from forest destroyers. Last year, the world's largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, announced that it would stop trading with problematic suppliers.

Yet the maker of Head & Shoulders hasn't followed their lead. 

It's time Head & Shoulders commits 100% to forest protection and stops making its customers part of the Sumatran tiger's extinction. 

Tell it to act now - before it's too late.

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