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Burning Issue

Publication | 9 June, 2016 at 2:00

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil company IOI in March 2016 for breaches of RSPO principles. Since its suspension, IOI has lost many of its biggest customers. It responded with a lawsuit against the RSPO,...

Destructive palm oil company IOI let off the hook too easily by RSPO

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 10 August, 2016 1 comment

A major palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests and peatlands, has had those certificates reinstated. This shocking decision...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 October, 2013 at 5:00

Jakarta, 22 October 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

P&G competitor Colgate-Palmolive commits to No Deforestation

Press release | 24 March, 2014 at 17:09

Jakarta, 24 March 2014 – Colgate-Palmolive will remove forest destruction from all of its products with full traceability for the palm oil it sources. As a major competitor of Procter and Gamble's, Colgate-Palmolive's announcement further...

RSPO letters

Publication | 23 September, 2010 at 6:00

Late last night, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) published three letters to Indonesian palm oil giant, Sinar Mas, on its website, which state that the company has repeatedly violated the RSPO’s core Principles and Criteria. In the...

Palm oil leading cause of Indonesia forest destruction: RSPO leaves big brands exposed

Press release | 3 September, 2013 at 5:09

Jakarta, 3 September 2013 - The palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia between 2009-2011, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s forest loss, revealed Greenpeace International in new mapping analysis...

How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

Blog entry by Achmad Saleh Suhada | 21 August, 2015 1 comment

The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'. In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest...

RSPO members must be held accountable for fires

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 13:04

Jakarta, 11 July 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the period 17 to 30 June ­and fresh photographic evidence has revealed fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Roundtable on...

This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 November, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction , has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would...

Global retailer Delhaize commits to No Deforestation

Press release | 17 February, 2014 at 14:45

Brussels, 17 February 2014 – Belgium-based international retailer Delhaize Group has become the first supermarket chain in the world to commit to a No Deforestation Policy with full traceability. The move follows public pressure in Belgium and...

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