Call Wendy's Board Chair and urge him to join the Fair Food Program on Nov. 20!
Wendy's Board Chair and major shareholder, Nelson Peltz, has been called upon time and again to bring Wendy's into the Fair Food Program. As Board Chair and as chair of Wendy's Corporate Social Responsibility Board Committee, Mr. Peltz should be upholding real human rights for farmworkers instead of an illusory Supplier Code of Conduct that excludes workers' voices and lacks consequences for abuses.
Sexual violence and other human rights abuses are shockingly widespread — and unacceptable — in the Mexican farms from which Wendy's is currently purchasing tomatoes. Wendy's urgently needs to join the Fair Food Program to do its part in building an industry in which farmworker women no longer have to surrender their dignity for the right to put food on their families’ tables.
On Nov. 20, call the offices of Wendy's Board Chair and major investor Mr. Nelson Peltz ahead of a major boycott mobilization there that same day!
Here’s how to call in:
1. Call Trian Partners in New York, New York at (212) 451-3000.
2. Ask if you can leave a message for Mr. Nelson Peltz, Trian Partners CEO and Wendy's Board Chair regarding Wendy's tomato purchasing policies.
3. You'll likely be directed to Mr. Peltz's assistant. Once you get someone on the line, give your statement. Feel free to offer your own personal comments, or use the script provided.
4. Let us know how it went using the form below!
“Hi, my name is _______ and I’m calling to leave a message for Mr. Nelson Peltz in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The CIW is a farmworker human rights organization that's calling on Wendy’s to end exploitation in their supply chain by joining the internationally-recognized Fair Food Program. I am currently participating in the national boycott of Wendy's because of its ongoing failure to join. I'm aware that farmworker women have requested to meet with Mr. Peltz and Wendy's CEO Mr. Todd Penegor to discuss the sexual violence faced by farmworkers in Mexico and Wendy's ongoing support of unchecked abuse; and that either has yet to respond to them. Farmworker women will be at Trian's New York offices this evening to personally ask Mr. Peltz and Wendy's leadership to support their human rights, once and for all. I urge you to bring Wendy's into the Program immediately.
Thank you for relaying this message.”