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  • I remember when I was as that awkward age of 12: no longer a kid and not yet a teenager. Roundtable-champion Adam Harisson, until recently representing WWF in the palm oil industry, beautifully compared the roundtable with a teenager reluctant to listen to his parents, yet always full of surprises.

  • PepsiCo and Coca-Cola committed to zero tolerance for land grabs in 2014. Are they on track?

  • Here’s how the cereal giants are tackling climate change.






  • Behind the Brands is 3 years old. Come celebrate with us as we reveal the new scores of your favorite companies.






  • Investing in women cocoa farmers is not only the right thing to do but it also makes good business sense. Here’s why…






  • Here are 5 things people power achieved in 2015!






  • From sidelines to frontlines: Food companies like Kellogg step up climate ambitions at COP21






  • Palm oil can be considered one of the earliest globally traded commodities in world history. But how can we transform this conflict-ridden sector into something more positive?






  • As world leaders meet in Paris for the climate talks, here’s what should be on the menu.






  • Danone says its yogurt makes you “smile from the inside,” but this new climate policy gives us nothing to smile about.






  • How much do you really know about the brands on your supermarket shelves?






  • It’s a good time to be a consumer – it’s the truth.






  • Women cocoa farmers met with company executives last week to talk about what sustainability really means in cocoa supply chains.






  • General Mills have just taken the first step towards carrying out their promises to Behind the Brands supporters!






  • Which food and beverage companies are doing the most good (or bad) for people and the planet?






  • Here’s where Behind the Brands supporters think we should go next.






  • You put the pressure on the biggest food and beverage companies. Now, find out how they scored in our latest scorecard update.






  • The food and beverage industry has come a long way in recent months. Here’s how companies can keep up the momentum.






  • Oxfam is meeting with the top food and beverage companies next week, following the UN’s Climate Summit in New York. Who will be the next to improve their climate policies?






  • Thanks to your voice, and those of 238,000 other consumers, Kellogg is doing the right thing.






  • Behind the Brands Campaign Manager Monique Van Zijl reflects on Nestlé’s commitments.






  • Now’s our chance to pile on the pressure to get Kellogg to make climate commitments like General Mills! And here’s how you can help.






  • After two months of public pressure, General Mills took a strong stand for climate action. This roadmap shows how General Mills’ commitment should become reality. As General Mills moves from promises to action we’ll update this page to show progress.






  • After 2 months of campaigning we are thrilled to announce that General Mills— once ranked last on climate change policies on our Behind the Brands scorecard—has committed to setting targets to reduce emissions, participate in real climate advocacy, and become a true climate leader. And we have you to thank! There is NO WAY General Mills […]

  • How Oxfam supporters rallied and made a big noise for climate action!






  • Join 24 hours of global action and send a big noise to Kellogg and General Mills!






  • Jose Mourinho has the opportunity to score the golden goal of a lifetime! Is he ready to take his game through a 5 step plan to beat the keeper and score against hunger?






  • Checking Facebook or Twitter today? It’s World Environment Day and we’ve got a great chance for you to use your social media power to call on Kellogg and General Mills.






  • Palm oil is everywhere, in food and everyday items you don’t even realize…






  • A changing climate threatens harvests from California to Liberia. How can we help?






  • Oxfam’s latest Behind the Brands action is focused on getting the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies to step off the sidelines and do more to combat climate change – both in their own supply chains and through their influence with other industries and governments. We singled out General Mills and Kellogg as two companies that are lagging behind others on climate and challenged them to step up and lead the way to do mo






  • No company is too big to listen to its customers. When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Last year more than 400,000 of you called on companies to do more for women in their supply chains. They listened. Then you spoke up about land grabs in companies’ supply chains. They listened. Now we need you to stand up and insist that the brands we love do more to address the single biggest threat to fighting hunger– climate change!






  • When enough of us speak out, companies listen. Today PepsiCo proved t






  • UPDATED: We’re looking forward to working with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola to ensure they stick to their promises. This road map shows how these commitments should become reality.






  • Turning the way food companies do business upside down






  • And the winner is….






  • People in over 50 days have taken a Stand for Land rights – join in!






  • Last Friday might not have been a big date on everyone’s festive calendar, but for Oxfam supporters from around the UK it was time to join one yearly party in style: the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Associated British Foods (ABF) in London’s West End.






  • Planning on checking Facebook or Twitter today? Of course you are. Keep reading for a chance to take part in some social disobedience!






  • Show that you #StandforLand in solidarity with those affected by land grabs.






  • Ideally, a policy commitment to eliminate land grabs leads to practice change which leads, in turn, to big impacts in the lives of communities. But to state the obvious: policy commitments are worthless without the hard, gritty messy work of putting them into practice.






  • After more than 225,000 people called for action, the world’s most well-known brand, Coca-Cola, has announced major commitments to respect and protect land rights.






  • What does it take to make a global sugar giant to promise to improve its policies on land? You. And more than 225,000 others.






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  • Too often, the sugar in your favourite food and drinks is sourced by kicking farmers and their families off their land. This leaves people homeless and hungry. But you can change this.






  • On Wednesday 2nd October we will launch the next phase of Behind the Brands. The details of this are top-secret until launch, but our exclusive teaser video gives a sneak preview of the campaign to come.






  • Over 120,000 people taking action. The world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies. And one groundbreaking campaign. Combine these ingredients and what do you get? The beginnings of a significant shift towards a fairer food system for all.






  • On International Women’s Day, March 8th 2013, activists gathered around the country to stand up for women cocoa farmers. From M&M’s World in Times Square, to the Nestle USA headquarters in Los Angeles, we called for justice for the millions of small-scale women cocoa farmers who work hard to lift their families out of poverty. […]

  • Will your favourite brand make it to the top of the scorecard? We’re already seeing companies committing to do business better. That’s because of you – but there’s more we can do to put the pressure on through Twitter and Facebook. Since we launched the Behind the Brands campaign in February, over 100,000 of you […]

  • Two months. That is all it took for chocolate lovers and social justice activists to stand up to three of the biggest food companies in the world and create positive change in the food system. Mars, Mondelez and Nestle all agreed to look, listen, and act to make sure women cocoa farmers in their supply […]

  • Danone’s position on Oxfam’s report 11 March 2013 Oxfam’s recent report calls on food companies to make upstream- supply-chain issues an integral part of their corporate policies and commitments. While Danone recognizes the value of this approach, we would like to underscore our own convictions: – For Danone, food safety, as well as “health through […]

  • Phew, it’s been a busy International Women’s Day and a very inspiring one. Today has seen more than 1200 people send tweets and Facebook posts all together in a huge Thunderclap to support our action telling Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle to stop putting women last in their cocoa supply chains. More than 5,000 people have signed the petition today and […]

  • General Mills response “These are topics General Mills cares about, as we too want to ensure the future of the world’s food supply. We will continue efforts to advance our work in these areas as part of our commitment to global sustainability.” Ref. http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/27/behind_the_brands_on_food_justice Oxfam’s reaction It is good to see General Mills reiterate a general […]

  • Unilever response “We believe that the issue of Food Security is a critical one that needs multi-stakeholder efforts to solve and we support the aims of the campaigns like GROW. The key issues highlighted are ones with which we are all concerned and there is no doubt that the inclusion of smallholder farmers into the […]

  • PepsiCo response No formal public reply. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi requested a meeting with Oxfam staff who were handing out materials at company headquarters in the US. They discussed Oxfam’s report in a 30 minute meeting. In the meeting Nooyi was surprised and disappointed that PepsiCo scored lower than its competitors. Oxfam’s reaction It is […]

  • Nestle has committed to Look, Listen & Act. Statement on the Nestle website. Nestle’s initial response to Behind The Brands 8 March 2013:  In response to Nestle’s public letter to Oxfam committing to explore ways to improve their approach to women in their supply chain, Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign manager Alison Woodhead said: “We […]

  • Mondelez response Mondelez statement Cocoa and coffee farming communities are very important to our business. Since October, we’ve committed $600 million over 10 years through our Cocoa Life and Coffee Made Happy initiatives to build sustainable supplies and thriving communities to benefit millions of people in the developing world. In addition, we were the world’s […]

  • Kellogg’s response “Kellogg’s is committed to working more closely with the farmers who grow our grains to drive improvements in sustainability and we have a zero tolerance policy against forced labour. Clearly the ratings in the Oxfam report show us we need do more and we will be reviewing them in detail.” Kellogg’s has recalled […]

  • Coca Cola Response A spokeswoman for Coca-Cola said: “We are aware of Oxfam’s Food and Beverage Scorecard and our ranking. “The Coca-Cola Company is committed to implementing practices throughout our supply chain that advance our sustainable agriculture strategy and support our commitment to build more sustainable communities. “We believe in creating economic opportunities as well […]

  • “The idea that ABF would use a “veil of secrecy” in order to hide the “human cost” of its supply chain is simply ridiculous. We treat local producers, communities and the environment with the utmost respect. As for transparency … our next CR report in autumn 2013 will confirm significant improvement in disclosure.” “The company […]

  • “The idea that ABF would use a “veil of secrecy” in order to hide the “human cost” of its supply chain is simply ridiculous. We treat local producers, communities and the environment with the utmost respect. As for transparency … our next CR report in autumn 2013 will confirm significant improvement in disclosure.” “The company […]

  • Statement on the Mars website. Mars initial response to  Oxfam’s “Behind the Brands” Briefing Paper “Providing affordable and nutritious food for a growing global population is one of the great challenges of our time.  As one of the world’s leading food companies, Mars plays an important role in this effort and we are proud of […]

  • Tuesday’s Behind The Brands campaign launch kicked off with a call for Mars, Mondelez International and Nestle to stop ignoring the women who are working in their cocoa supply chains. Between them, these three companies net more than $45 billion a year in confectionary sales. But throughout their cocoa supply chains – from growers to pickers – women are […]

  • There has been a great response to the Behind the Brands launch on Tuesday (Feb 26). Consumers clearly care about the people behind the foods they buy. Thousands of people have taken action; the start we hope of a movement to reverse the 100-year legacy of the world’s ten largest food and beverage companies in […]

  • What do Twinings, Toblerone and Tropicana have in common? The same as Coca Cola, Cheerios and Cadbury’s, Ovaltine and Oreos, Pringles and Pop tarts. They’re all made by the ‘Big 10’ food companies, who between them make over $1bn a day. Here at Oxfam we’ve spent a good part of the past 18 months looking […]

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