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

Posted by Richardg — 10 March 2014 at 6:31pm - 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 1:40pm - 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

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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.

Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

Posted by Richardg — 6 March 2014 at 9:15pm - Comments
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If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you've probably seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.

Thousands demand Head and Shoulders comes clean about its dirty palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 28 February 2014 at 7:00pm - Comments
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Two days ago, we revealed that the maker of Head & Shoulders, Procter & Gamble, was buying palm oil from companies trashing Indonesia's rainforests. It thinks this is sustainable. It's not. 

When we put our allegations to P&G, it claimed to be "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil" and "strongly opposed to irresponsible deforestation".

This photo was taken less than a week ago.

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.

Beauty under threat: 11 stunning and terrifying images of Indonesia's rainforests

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 26 February 2014 at 2:31pm - Comments
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Orangutans at a feeding station run by Orangutan Foundation International

Who would think that when you are trying to get rid off your dandruff you could be eliminating the orangutans and tigers too? When I look at these images of forest destruction and biodiversity I’m once again reminded that even your shampoo could harbor a dirty secret.

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