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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs link Wilmar Intl. with human rights abuses in West Sumatra, RSPO allegedly fails to take action

An interim report alleges that communities in West Sumatra were negatively affected by Wilmar's oil palm operations and its suppliers. Communities report loss of access and control over their customary lands which were taken over by Wilmar...

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14 November 2019

Indonesia: NGOs urge Wilmar Intl. and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to conduct assessment on human rights violations in West Sumatra

Author: Nagari Institute, Masyarakat Kehutanan Lestari and Forest Peoples Programme

"PRESS RELEASE: Report Shows Widespread Human Rights violations in Wilmar's Palm oil operations in West Sumatra", 4 Nov 2019...

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Company response
14 November 2019

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's response

Author: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

In the 2017 Complaints and Appeals Procedure we encourage organisations to settle disputes with any aggrieved parties using their own internal grievance mechanisms. In this situation, it is our understanding that this is the case and that Wilmar are...

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14 November 2019

Wilmar International's response

Author: Wilmar International

...Wilmar commissioned Earthworm Foundation (EF) in September 2018 to conduct a thorough evaluation of issues raised against Wilmar's internal systems on social grievance and resolution at three of its subsidiaries... Wilmar also engaged EF to...

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Article
16 February 2019

Commentary: Palm oil sustainability can be achieved by balancing economic livelihood & conservation interests

Author: Rizal Algamar

"Commentary: East Can Meet West on Palm Oil Controversy", 13 February 2019...

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16 December 2018

Indonesia: Wilmar to monitor palm oil suppliers using satellites to eliminate deforestation

Author: Robin Hicks, Eco-Business

"Wilmar's supplier mapping plan could be a 'breakthrough' for palm oil industry", 12 December 2018...

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16 May 2017

Indonesia: Wilmar appeals RSPO ruling on land grabbing case; cites violation of due process as ground

Author: Rachel Diaz-Bastin, Mongabay

"Wilmar appeals RSPO ruling that it grabbed indigenous lands in Sumatra", 17 May 2017...

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Article
20 May 2010

Palm oil businessmen arrested over forced displacement in Choco [Colombia]

Author: Sandra Hernandez, Colombia Reports

Colombia's prosecutor general ordered the arrest of 24 individuals from palm oil companies in the north-west department of Choco. The men are suspected of organizing the forced displacement of two Afro-Colombians communities from the Curvarado and...

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19 May 2010
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Author: El Tiempo [Colombia]

Es el caso de las comunidades de Jiguamiangó y Curvaradó, donde los 'paras' desplazaron a miles de familias negras y donde se instalaron megaproyectos de palma...[U]n fiscal de la Unidad de Derechos Humanos ordenó la captura de 22 directivos, dueños y...

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15 February 2010
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Author: Gerardo Iglesias, Ecoportal.net

El aceite o el biodiesel de Palma Africana tienen a la violencia como aditivo. En Indonesia, en África o en Colombia, la depredación ambiental, la represión a las comunidades indígenas y campesinas, y el antisindicalismo son algunas de las huellas de...

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