Planning on checking Facebook or Twitter today? Of course you are. Keep reading for a chance to take part in some social disobedience!
Associated British Foods (ABF) is a huge company. They own some of the most recognisable UK brands, from Primark to Twinings tea. But they themselves are not very well known, and don’t respond to the same kind of pressure we’ve been able to leverage to get Coke and Pepsi around the negotiating table.
And with the world’s biggest sugar buyer, Coca-Cola agreeing to change their policies last month it’s now time for ABF to get with our programme!
ABF Week of Action
Last week, supporters in the UK got a head start on asking this British company and their brands to act. But ABF are still not showing they’re listening.
While we continue to pressure both PepsiCo and ABF through our Stand for Land photo action, it’s time for people across the world to join in in getting the message across to ABF’s public facing brands that their owners, ABF, need to step up and act.
This week, ahead of their Annual General Meeting on Friday, get posting on the Facebook walls and Twitter feeds of these brands, asking them, in turn, to tell their parent company we mean business.
Tweet one of ABF’s biggest brands. You can edit the message before you send:
Copy this message, then click on the link to post it to the wall of one of ABF’s biggest brands:
@TwiningsTeaUK It’s time to tell your parent company Associated British Foods to adopt a zero tolerance policy on land grabs http://bit.ly/18qbfag
Now take a Stand for Land with Oxfam and EyeEm
Once you’ve tweeted and Facebooked, why not show that you #StandforLand in solidarity with those affected by land grabs through photo sharing app EyeEm. Take a photo of your feet in your favourite place – and send it to Pepsi and ABF. Find out more and submit your photo here.