Illegal Deforestation Monitor

IDM tracks illegalities relating to conversion of forests for export-oriented agribusiness, the largest driver of global deforestation Continue reading

Indirect supply chains pose major deforestation risk for global cocoa industry

26.03.2020 A new report has emphasised the threats major firms face in not having a full picture of suppliers

Illegal deforestation and child labour are the real horrors at Halloween

29.10.2019 Increasing global appetites for chocolate during the holiday period will benefit a cocoa industry that has failed to reform for two decades

Prosecutor targets ‘ringleader’ Dennis Melka in Peru cacao case

19.08.2019 It comes after staff at Melka firm sentenced for links to illegal deforestation

Are KitKat sales helping line the pockets of a man who bribed Indonesia’s top judge?

05.07.2019 Purchases in Malaysia by Wilmar, the world’s largest palm oil trader, are helping fund deforestation in neighbouring Indonesia, to the benefit of a criminal businessman

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

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