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

Ongoing legal uncertainty risks more conflict at Indonesia palm site linked to murders

21.02.2020 Tension rising once more at KSU Amelia in Sumatra

Nestlé dumps Cargill’s Brazilian soy but persists with its palm oil, cocoa supplies

17.01.2020 Decision of food giant to stop sourcing Brazilian soy from Cargill welcomed but a failure to act on other suspect commodity supply chains raises yet more questions

Asian banks gave $19bn to palm oil firms linked to Indonesia fires

12.12.2019 NGOs call out financing awarded by region’s largest financial institutions

Double murder escalates conflict at illegal palm oil site in Indonesia

18.11.2019 Two activists found dead in a North Sumatra palm oil estate were allegedly assassinated by security guards on orders of their manager, while a third target escaped alive

RSPO conference rocked by multiple NGO reports of illegalities in member concessions

08.11.2019 Allegations including widespread illegal fires, human rights abuses, fraudulent certifications and permitting irregularities ignored by global palm oil certification body

Singapore palm oil firm guilty of illegal Indonesia fires fined $18m

31.10.2019 Court ruling finds PT Arjuna Utama Sawit to have burnt almost 1,000 hectares of land illegally in Central Kalimantan

Another government probe uncovers widespread illegality in Indonesia’s palm oil sector

18.10.2019 Investigation has identified widespread illegality underpinning Indonesia’s sprawling oil palm plantation sector

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report reveals 164 land defenders murdered in 2018

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