A Dirty Business

How a leading RSPO palm oil producer is clearing peatland tiger habitat covered by Indonesia's moratorium on deforestation

Publication - 25 April, 2013
This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace International in 2007.

While some companies in the sector are seizing the initiative and setting an example of zero deforestation development, the activities of rogue operators such as Duta Palma serve as an example of practices that the palm oil industry must put behind it. Other stakeholders, from government to end users, must show that they will no longer tolerate flagrant legal abuse and environmental destruction.

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