Greenpeace responds to P&G’s new effort on deforestation – Cincinnati Business Courier

Procter & Gamble Co. pledged today to work with palm oil suppliers and farmers in Indonesia to ensure that rainforests home to endangered animals aren’t destroyed.

Cincinnati-based P&G said it will require suppliers to submit plans that “demonstrate how they will ensure no deforestation in the supply chain for their mills by 2020.”

The announcement was applauded by the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace, which had stepped up pressure on P&G to guarantee that palm oil used in brands such as Head & Shoulders shampoo, Gillette shaving gel and Olay skin care products isn’t purchased from plantations that clear-cut forests.

Nine Greenpeace activists were arrested March 4 after some of them rappelled from the 12th floor of P&G’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati to unfurl protest banners that called attention to the plight of Sumatran tigers and orangutans who live in rainforests.

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