Too often, the sugar in your favourite food and drink is produced by kicking whole communities off their land. And demand is rising fast. This rush for sugar means families are losing their livelihoods and people are going hungry. But you can change this.
Already, the world's biggest buyer of sugar, Coca-Cola Co has agreed to implement a zero tolerance policy on land grabs. Now we want their rival, Pepsico, and Associated British Foods (ABF) - the biggest sugar producer in Africa - to help secure a better life for poor communities. Ask Pepsico and ABF to follow Coke's lead.
Why Pepsi and ABF?
In Brazil and Cambodia, farmers have been kicked off their land by sugar suppliers who sell to Pepsi. Elsewhere, ABF is reported as being linked to a range of ongoing land disputes. In many cases, weak company policies mean they don't even seem to know if their sugar is grown on grabbed land.
Take action. Coca-Cola Co has already agreed to put in place zero tolerance on land grabs. Now it's time for Pepsico and ABF to follow suit.
We'll keep advocating for changes to policies on land using your voices to show the brands their customers want to see them take ownership of their global impact.
Every change agreed will be monitored by our policy team working in partnership with poor communities around the world.