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Alarming developments in Latin American palm oil industry spur global call to action for palm oil traders

Author: Emma Lierley, Rainforest Action Network, Published on: 11 November 2015

…Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender…a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations today alerted the world’s biggest palm oil traders of the gross violations of human rights…The coalition has issued a letter calling on global commodity traders that may be operating in Guatemala and the wider Mesoamerican region including Cargill, IOI, Wilmar, Musim Mas, AAK, ADM, Bunge and GAR, as well as palm oil processors and federations in the region, to disclose the details of all palm oil suppliers and publish credible plans to tackle human rights violations, social conflict and environmental destruction in their Mesoamerican supply chains…They have the responsibility to ensure their suppliers uphold strict environmental and human rights standards…

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Related companies: Aceites y Derivados (Aceydesa) AKK Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Bunge Cargill Corporacion Industrial de Sula (COINSU) Dinant Golden Agri-Resources Grupo Hame Henry Lamotte Oils IOI Group Musim Mas Oleofinos Palmeros de Aguan (PALMASA) Reforestación de Palma del Petén (Repsa) (part of Grupo Hame) Wilmar International