Illegal Deforestation Monitor

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

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

30.04.2020 Recent “reform” of palm oil sustainability certification scheme criticised for threatening forests and human rights – just as major export markets seek to better protect them

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

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

EU risks buying “illegally produced” Mexican avocados as imports surge 70%

29.01.2020 Criminal groups now “embedded in the entire supply chain” of production in Michoacán where violence, extortion and illegal land clearing are rife

Poultry excuses? UK chicken retailers’ soy purchases aiding destruction of South American forests

24.01.2020 Supermarkets and fast-food outlets under fire in new Greenpeace report for buying soy for chicken feed from commodity traders linked to illegal deforestation

Open letter calling on Bolsonaro to protect Amazon exposes double standards

05.12.2019 Several signatories found by Earthsight to sell beef from firm linked to deforestation

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