Stop DOVE from Destroying Our Forests
Posted April 25, 2008on:
If you are a big fan of Unilever’s brand Dove, think again. Unilever positions Dove as a brand that helps women bring out their real inner beauty. Dove tells women not to be shy of how fat they may look or how old they may seem, just be confident and be yourself.
But as an Indonesian woman, you should now find out the process that Dove has to go through in order to be able to bring out your real inner beauty.
I admit that I’m not an environmentalist but I believe that you don’t have to be an environmentalist to be able to save the earth. I think every small step counts.
I think it should be our concern, especially Indonesian women, that Dove is accussed for driving forest destruction in Indonesia. I think we should pay a big attention to the accusation since it doesn’t come from our own government who is famous in giving political-driven statements. It’s Greenpeace who is blaming Dove to be the reason why we Indonesians have to lose our trees every single day.
What Greenpeace says on Dove:
Unilever, the company behind products like Dove soap, is driving forest destruction and speeding up climate change by buying palm oil from companies which are destroying Indonesia’s rainforests to make way for palm oil plantations. By their own admission, Unilever is the biggest single user of palm oil in the world.
Unilever pretends to be an environmentally responsible company, but what it is actually responsible for is destroying areas of rainforest, driving species extinction and speeding up global warming. Being one of the biggest users of palm oil on the planet, Unilever must stop buying palm oil from these companies and call for a halt on the destruction of Indonesian forests to grow palm oil.
I myself have signed the open letter provided by Greenpeace to tell Unilever CEO Patrick Cescau to stop buying palm oil from companies in Indonesia so that more trees and animals can be saved.
I hope you do too and let the world know that young Indonesians won’t let those big companies destroy our forests!