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3 May 2017

Colombia: Daabon Group first to attain Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s certification on human rights, environmental issues

Author: Eco-business.com

“Colombian palm oil firm takes RSPO certification to the next level” - 2 May 2017...

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10 July 2013

International NGOs and palm oil companies launch new leadership initiative

Author: Rikke Netterstrom, CSR Asia

...[Some] of the world’s most prominent NGOs and leading palm oil producers announced a cutting-edge initiative – the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG). On the NGO side...: Greenpeace, WWF...Rainforest Action Network (RAN)...[and] Forest Peoples’...

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12 March 2011
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Author: Stefania Summermatter, swissinfo

A Las Pavas, les paysans essaient depuis des années d’obtenir la reconnaissance de leur droit de propriété...«La communauté paysanne ASOCAB...[en] a été chassée il y a deux ans par le consortium El Labrador. Cette société comprend Aportes San Isidro...

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3 October 2010

Body Shop drops supplier after report of peasant evictions in Colombia

Author: Rajeev Syal & Sibylla Brodzinsky, Observer [UK]

The Body Shop is breaking commercial links with a major palm oil supplier in the wake of disclosures by the Observer that the company had pushed for the eviction of hundreds of peasants in Colombia to develop a new plantation. This newspaper reported...

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13 September 2009

Body Shop ethics under fire after Colombian peasant evictions

Author: Rajeev Syal & Sybilla Brodzinsky, The Guardian [UK]

The Body Shop [part of L'Oreal], the cosmetics giant…buys palm oil from an organisation that pushed for the eviction of peasant families to develop a new plantation…Daabon Organics, a Colombian firm that provides the British chain with 90% of all its...

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10 September 2008

[PDF] Fuelling destruction in Latin America

Author: Friends of the Earth

Rapid expansion in the use of agricultural crops as a transport fuel has been justified in Northern countries as a prodevelopment policy that will help bring developing countries out of poverty...No other region has embraced this idea as much as Latin...

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