To: Tunnock's Limited, Uddingston, Glasgow G71 7HH

Tunnock's Stop Using Palm Oil

Tunnock's Stop Using Palm Oil

Stop using palm oil in your products, or commit to using "identity preserved" certified palm oil which does not come from deforestation plantations and prove it on your packaging.

Why is this important?

Tunnock's is a well known and loved Scottish brand, not only in its native Scotland, but around the world. Tunnock's should pave the way in the biscuit industry as being a leader in important environmental issues and show to be ecologically and environmentally responsible.

Using uncertified palm oil in biscuits is contributing to the destruction of rainforests and the near extinction of orangutans and Sumatran tigers. For the unsustainable palm oil industry to flourish indigenous people´s homes are threatened, deforestation leaves animals homeless, carbon dioxide emits poison contributing to greenhouse gases and animals such as orangutans are either killed, badly hurt, starved, or left as orphans. Enjoying a Tunnock's Tea Cake should not reflect such monstrosities.

How it will be delivered

A digital petition will be forwarded to the head office of Tunnock´s and a hard copy delivered in person.

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Reasons for signing

  • I love Tunnock's products, but I also love orangutans. I can live without Tunnock's, but the orangutans can't live without the rain forest.
  • It's not even about changing the recipe, because palm oil can be sourced sustainably and responsibly. With no such certifications and the ugly letters screaming out from the ingredients, sales would surely become worse off as more and more people become aware of the dangers and effects of palm oil than increasing the price by a few pennies to factor in the more ethically sourced ingredients. I sincerely hope you consider this petition seriously.
  • Tunnock's have been my biscuits of choice since growing up in Scotland. Please, rise up to the ethical family traditions your packaging and our custom identify you with - by committing to sustainable palm oil - as you say is your wish and as is the case of my preferred oatcake brand. I am not going to buy another pack till you do follow through on your statement to achieve this, and actually use only the sustainably sourced kind. I hope to be able to return to your lovely products soon.


2016-10-31 20:56:19 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2016-10-29 18:14:35 +0100

***Important update***

Official response from Tunnocks states:

"Thos.Tunnock Ltd is continuously reviewing ways to improve our processes and work only with reputable suppliers.

"We removed hydrogenated vegetable oils and fats from our products and are working towards using sustainable oils and fats."

2015-11-28 20:53:53 +0000

Over 2000 signatures in one week! Overwhelmed by the support shown. Thank you! Lets keep going to see if we can reach 5000!

2015-11-26 18:54:06 +0000

1000 signatures in 5 days!
Thank you so, so much for all your support.
Have contacted Tunnock´s and awaiting an appointment with them.

2015-11-26 18:43:54 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-11-26 14:22:43 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-11-23 23:05:26 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-11-22 16:57:54 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-11-22 08:04:54 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-11-21 21:36:35 +0000

10 signatures reached