Illegal Deforestation Monitor

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

Covid-19 compounds local ire against palm oil firms in West Africa

16.07.2020 A new wave of alleged abuses by Wilmar, Socfin and others sees renewed calls for action

New ISPO regulation underpinning Indonesian palm oil diplomacy branded as “regressive”

30.04.2020 Recent “reform” of palm oil sustainability scheme criticised for threatening forests and human rights

Norwegian wealth fund divests from Alicorp over palm oil-linked destruction in Peruvian Amazon

10.03.2020 Alicorp purchased palm oil from the Ocho Sur plantation where a reported 7,000ha of forest was destroyed and indigenous communities displaced

UK-based Equatorial Palm Oil under fire for alleged malpractice in Liberia

31.01.2020 Report calls for due diligence law to monitor UK-registered firms operating overseas

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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