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Find out what happened when we gave Procter & Gamble the Golden Axe award

Posted by Richardg — 27 March 2014 at 6:34pm - Comments

It's not every day that you get to organise an award ceremony - especially when the recipient has no idea that they've won.

Procter & Gamble’s brazen greenwashing recognised at industry convention

Last edited 26 March 2014 at 12:32pm

Greenpeace present P&G 'Sustainability Director' with Golden Axe award for deforestation

26 March, 2014

Wednesday 26th March, Manchester – Today 5 Greenpeace volunteers presented Procter & Gamble with the Golden Axe award for buying palm oil from companies that are responsible for destroying Indonesia’s rainforests. They presented the award at Europe’s biggest cosmetics and detergents convention, Cleaning Products Europe, at the Manchester Hilton.

 As Virginie Helias, Sustainability Director for Procter & Gamble, was addressing the industry audience, Richard George, Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace UK, joined her at the podium and presented her with the award. He said:

Colgate agrees to stop buying dirty palm oil - but P&G is still dodging the issue

Posted by Richardg — 24 March 2014 at 5:53pm - Comments
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Orangutan in Tanjung Puting National Park

Great news: Colgate just agreed to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. Not only is this a win for fans of dental hygiene (and let's face it, no one wants orangutan breath) but it leaves Procter & Gamble more isolated than ever.

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Pressure mounts on Procter & Gamble as Mars agrees to protect rainforests

Posted by Richardg — 10 March 2014 at 5:31pm - Comments
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Greenpeace activists expose deforestation at one of P&G's palm oil suppliers

Procter & Gamble still has its head in the sand about its dirty palm oil use - so this morning our campaigner paid a visit to one of its suppliers, Musim Mas, to show P&G just what it's buying.

Protect forests or destroy forests? Time to take a side

Posted by Richardg — 7 March 2014 at 12:40pm - Comments

It's been over a week since we asked Procter & Gamble to stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. The company's not budging - so this morning we asked staff at their advertising agency to take a side.

Deforestation or Dandruff? Time to take sides at Saatchi’s

Last edited 7 March 2014 at 11:15am

Greenpeace construct division lobby outside P&G's ad agency

7 March, 2014

 Friday 7th March, London – Today a team of Greenpeace volunteers set up a division lobby at the entrance to Saatchi and Saatchi’s London offices. The advertising agency promote Head & Shoulders shampoo for Procter & Gamble, which buys its palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforest. Staff arriving at the office were forced to choose between the ‘protect forests’ entrance and the ‘destroy forests’ entrance to their work place, with the results being tabulated by Greenpeace as a poll of the advertising agency’s views on the matter.

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