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FSC hall of shame: The ethical wood label’s long line of scandals

25.10.2021 The Forest Stewardship Council label is supposed to guarantee products are sustainably sourced, sadly it is not always the case

NGOs urge ‘immediate’ reform at ethical wood label to fight global deforestation

25.10.2021 Open letter signed by environmental and civil society organisations accuses the Forest Stewardship Council of failing to protect forests and indigenous groups

Open letter: FSC is no longer fit for purpose and must urgently reform

25.10.2021 NGOs and civil society groups urge the ethical wood label to instigate serious change of its practices

Cameroon women denounce "destruction" of forests and community by agribusiness giants

01.04.2020 Local women fight back against controversial palm oil, rubber firms accused of destroying community way of life and responsible for widespread deforestation 

Feronia guard reportedly acquitted of Congolese activist’s murder

17.02.2020 Local rights group “shocked and outraged" after court dismisses charges against employee

Feronia’s EU funders look to act after report exposes Congo palm abuses

15.01.2020 Major development banks commit to addressing reports of worker abuses, environmental pollution and other malpractices at controversial Feronia palm oil sites

Mystery shrouds firm set to clear 60,000 hectares of Cameroon forest for palm oil

20.12.2019 Camvert Sarl named as company behind a planned palm oil development that locals and activists fear will put communities and native forests at risk 

Alleged human rights abuses at Cameroon rubber plantation pile pressure on Sudcam

28.11.2019 Despite 2018 pledges to improve sustainability credentials, Sudcam project continues to leave locals short-changed

Community leaders arrested near Feronia’s Congo palm oil site, NGO claims

23.09.2019 Locals opposed to palm oil giant reportedly beaten by police and security guards

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report documents dangers for world’s land defenders as 164 activists murdered in 2018 with almost 20 per cent of killings linked to commodity-driven cultivation disputes

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