Target: Marcelo Brito: Commercial and Marketing Director at Agropalma
Goal: Thank palm oil business for its sustainable practice, and encourage the company to remain at the forefront of sustainability
Sustainably sourced palm oil may sound like a conundrum: harvesting palm oil has had a very negative impact on the environment. There are many companies that still source palm oil from unstable areas of the rainforest; however, there are companies that source sustainably, making sure their footprint is positive and gives back to the land. Agropalma is a company dedicated to the sustainability of the environment they harvest palm oil from.
Palm oil is a globally traded commodity and is present in 50 percent of consumer goods. The main areas where palm oil is grown and harvested are Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. These areas have fallen victim to unsustainable growing operations of palm oil, creating a barren land of deforested rainforest, in turn causing many endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger to become homeless. Rainforests are a necessary ally in the fight against climate change: they safely store carbon emissions. Without rainforests there is an abundance of harmful CO2 emissions. Companies that source palm oil sustainably and responsibly are necessary for the future of our rainforests.
Agropalma harvests palm oil from the Amazon in Brazil. They own 107.000 hectares of land, of which 64.000 hectares are dedicated to preserving the environment: hunting, fishing and logging are illegal in this area. Agropalma replants in areas already degraded by human activity and have banned any further deforestation. This company is dedicated to the people and wildlife that live in the Amazon Rainforest: the company reforested 185,000 acres of land, leading to the repopulation of 7 previously endangered species.
The future of palm oil is still uncertain. In a perfect world consumer products would be 100% free of any palm oil. However, since consumerism has not reached this point, businesses like Agropalma are necessary for the sustainability of our rainforests while harvesting palm oil. By signing this petition you support sustainably sourced palm oil.
Dear Marcelo Brito: Commercial and Marketing Director at Agropalma,
I am writing to commend Agropalma for being a proactive force in sustainably sourced palm oil. As you know, there are many areas of Southeast Asia where deforestation due to palm oil production is devastating the ecosystems of the area. Rainforests are a very important asset to the Earth: they store dangerous greenhouse gases safely and are home to many of the Earth’s endangered creatures.
Agropalma’s work in the Amazon is very beneficial to the land and the future of palm oil production. The company’s dedication to the rainforest through planting in areas that have already been degraded from human activity has greatly improved the land. Endangered species have grown in number due to more than half of your owned land being dedicated to preserving the environment. Your efforts are appreciated and encouraged.
Please continue to be a positive influence in the palm oil production community. There are many large companies that could benefit from Agropalma’s counsel. Agropalma is a force for good in South America: its influence in Southeast Asia could be the saving grace for rainforests that are scheduled for depletion in the future.
Thank you for pioneering conscious palm oil business practices.
[Your Name Here]
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