Tim Hortons promised it was going to stop sourcing irresponsible palm oil eight months ago. But it's still refusing to release a policy to protect tigers and orangutans from extinction. Each day Timmies doesn't act, more forests are bulldozed and burned to the ground to build massive palm oil plantations.
We can't afford to wait any longer for Timmies to keep its broken promises, and right now is the key moment to act. The company is desperate to recover from a string of negative press stories over its sell-off to a Brazilian investment fund, and it's in the middle of its biggest ever Roll Up The Rim To Win national marketing campaign. If we can hurt Timmies' brand now over its rainforest destruction, we can force them quickly into action.
Join us in telling Timmies to stop dragging its heels and release its palm oil policy now.
Palm oil -- the most common vegetable oil in the world -- is used to fry the delicious timbits and donuts that millions of Canadians enjoy each day. But while Tim Hortons' competitors speed ahead with plans to source sustainable palm oil that protects animal habitats, workers rights and the planet, Tim Hortons refuses to 'rrrolll up' its sleeves and get to work.
The need to get Tim Hortons' to act is more urgent than ever. Timmies' new parent company just announced it wants to massively expand Tim Hortons around the globe -- a move that will skyrocket its use of palm oil -- and new Tim Hortons are already starting to open.
With Tim Hortons sponsoring a national curling tournament and a string of bad press with company layoffs and an incident where an employee dumped water all over a homeless person, now is the perfect time to make sure it acts.
Sign our petition to Tim Hortons to release its palm oil policy now.
Together our community has doing some incredible stuff to hold Timmies accountable. Already, over 80,000 of us have signed petitions to Tim Horton's executives urging them to source responsible palm oil, and hundreds more of us submitted amazing 'tiger selfies' encouraging Timmies to protect tigers.
Our fight to make palm oil more sustainable around the globe is working. We've already had major victories against Kelloggs, Wilmar, Krispy Kreme, and Dunkin Donuts. We've also fought Tim Hortons before on animal rights -- and won. Canadians have been waiting eight months too long for Tim Hortons to release a palm oil policy. Together, we can make sure Timmies keeps its promise this time.
Tim Hortons confirms 350 layoffs as workers say they were blindsided. CBC News. January 30, 2015. Tim Hortons wants to be a forest hero too: now it needs to turn commitments into policy and action. Forest Heroes. November 11, 2014.