Give the orangutans a break: Nestlé KitKat, Greenpeace and Palm Oil Part: A

IE code:
DE1-174-A-I
Language:   English
also available in Spanish
Format:  
PDF
Nr. Of Pages:
22
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Type of publication:
Case Study

Description

This case is about the controversy over Nestlé purchasing palm oil in Indonesia for KitKats. Part A is about how Greenpeace activists crashed a speech by posting a banner asking Nestlé to give orangutans a break and then posted a video denouncing the destruction of the rainforest due to the suppliers' plantations. It gives a background on palm oil, environmental problems in Indonesia, Sinar Mas, Greenpeace and Nestlé and then takes a look at the competitive environment. The case outlines conflicts that Nestlé has had in the past, as well as conflicts involving palm oil in general.