Friends of the Earth have launched a new campaign to make companies accountable for harm to people and environment.
Friends of the Earth’s campaign page explains:
"Powerful UK companies are trashing the environment and wrecking the lives of people overseas through their global supply chains. Some buy palm oil from areas where rainforests have been destroyed. Others finance the soy trade that forces people from their land. And UK law lets them get away with it.
Our world's natural resources are being exploited to make countless everyday products, from chicken produced by soy-fed animals to soaps made with palm oil. Many companies involved in these global supply chains are wreaking havoc on our planet’s life support systems.
And this environmental destruction comes hand in hand with human rights abuses, particularly for people in poorer countries. These communities bear the brunt of deforestation, land grabbing and displacement, while global corporations reap the profits.
Friends of the Earth argue companies should be required to avoid harm to communities and the environment. When they fail they should be held to account. And the people affected should be able to seek justice.
Together with other charities, activists, businesses and trade unions, Friends of the Earth are calling for a new law to hold business, finance and the public sector to account. From turning a blind eye to toxic chemical leaks, to living with forced labour, it’s time to say no."
If you agree, please sign this petition and support a Business, Human Rights and Environment Act that really holds companies to account.
Published 3 Aug 2023
Sustain: Sustain The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
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