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  • palm oil – deforestation for everyday products - rainforest

    Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products - Rainforest

    Palm oil can be found in frozen pizzas, biscuits and margarine, as well as body creams, soaps, makeup, candles and detergents. Few people realize that almost half of the palm oil imported into the EU is used as biofuel. Since 2009, the mandatory blending of biofuels into motor vehicle fuels has been a major cause of deforestation.

  • world's largest palm oil trader ramps up zero-deforestation

    World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Ramps Up Zero-Deforestation

    The world's largest palm oil trader released plans to increase its efforts to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain. Wilmar International, which supplies 40 percent of the world's palm oil, has teamed up with Aidenvironment Asia to develop a comprehensive mapping database to better monitor the company's palm oil supplier group.

  • forest pledges multiply as palm oil companies respond

    Forest pledges multiply as palm oil companies respond

    More than 80 percent of palm oil companies sell to Wilmar (they have more than 400 major palm oil suppliers). Wilmar made its sustainability pledge in December 2013 and, in May this year, GAR extended its forest conservation policy across all of the palm oil it produces, sources, and trades.

  • the political ecology of palm oil production

    The Political Ecology of Palm Oil Production

    Although the sustainability of palm oil has been contested between palm oil-producing and palm oil-consuming countries for decades, we show how these two policies have added fuel to the fire

  • palm oil supply chain complexity impedes implementation

    Palm oil supply chain complexity impedes implementation

    Palm oil is economically important for producing countries (Koh and Wilcove, 2007) but expansion of cultivation has been associated with deforestation, causing loss of biodiversity (Fitzherbert et al., 2008) and ecosystem services (Koh et al., 2011), and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions (Carlson et al., 2013).

  • an impact analysis of rspo certification on borneo

    An impact analysis of RSPO certification on Borneo

    In 2015, more than 13.3 million ha had been allocated to the mapped oil-palm estates and concessions across the island (or 17.1% of the total land mass), but only 36.2% of the mapped concessions

  • the great palm oil scandal - amnesty international

    THE GREAT PALM OIL SCANDAL - Amnesty International

    Wilmar palm oil demonstrated a lack of transparency. Amnesty International sent the companies lists of consumer products that include palm oil as a component, and asked if these items contained palm oil from Wilmar’s Indonesia operations. Reckitt Benckiser confirmed that palm derivatives sourced from Wilmar were used to manufacture bar soap.

  • low-carbon energy reports - article archives database

    Low-Carbon Energy Reports - Article Archives Database

    Among the top producers, Wilmar International, which produces 2.3 million kiloliters per year of palm oil biodiesel, is the major recipient of Indonesian government subsidies to the palm oil industry. Wilmar scored 55 pct of the total $530 million from the BPDP-KS distributed to five palm oil companies in 2017.

  • corruption | west papua media alerts

    corruption | West Papua Media Alerts

    There is currently some momentum for change in the palm oil industry, aiming to reduce its disastrous environmental and social impact. In Papua, some of the biggest companies, such as Sinar Mas, Musim Mas and Wilmar, have all abandoned plantation plans after signing up to ‘no deforestation’ policies (see footnote 1).

  • 2014: the year in rainforests - mongabay environmental news

    2014: the year in rainforests - Mongabay Environmental News

    2014 could be classified as ‘The Year of the Zero Deforestation Commitment’. During 2014, nearly two dozen major companies, ranging from palm oil producers to fast food chains to toothpaste

  • indonesia — blog — orangutan foundation

    Indonesia — Blog — Orangutan Foundation

    Fires, deliberately lit next to an oil-palm plantation, have spread to the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, home to over 500 critically endangered orangutans. This is the second fire this year. Please donate to help us .

  • our victories | greenpeace australia pacific

    Our Victories | Greenpeace Australia Pacific

    Martua Sitorus, co-founder of palm oil trader Wilmar International, resigned after Greenpeace International received 1.3 million signatures on a petition calling for the end to deforestation for palm oil and released an investigation into Wilmar International's connections to Indonesian palm oil giant Gama Plantation.