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7 January 2020

Liberia: Local communities still suffer years after oil plantation investors promised them ‘huge’ rewards

Author: Rob Davies, The Guardian

‘Liberia's miracle oil brings farmers only empty promises’ 3 January 2020...

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21 August 2018

Liberia: EPO provides update on its Human Rights Impact Assessment process

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17 August 2018

Equatorial Palm Oil Update on its Human Rights Impact Assessment Process

Author: Equatorial Palm Oil plc

Actions Taken to Address its Salient Human Rights Issues On 7 November 2017, EPO [Equatorial Palm Oil] released the Executive Summary of its Human Rights Impact Assessment ("HRIA")... EPO now reports on the on-going steps taken to addr...

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11 November 2017

Liberia: EPO releases executive summary of the findings of the company's Human Rights Impact Assessment

Author: Anna Triponel, Triponel Consulting Ltd. (New York) on behalf of EPO

This is the executive summary of a report titled “Assessing Human Rights Impacts at EPO’s Liberian Operations” delivered by Triponel Consulting Ltd to Equatorial Palm Oil plc on July 26, 2017...Recently, the Company has received scrutiny from nonprof...

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26 January 2017

Human Rights Risk Assessment: Equatorial Palm Oil’s Palm Bay Plantation

Author: NomoGaia

“Human Right Risk Assessment: Equatorial Palm Oil’s Palm Bay Plantation”, October 2016...

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31 October 2016

Liberia: NGO pilots Human Rights Risk Assessment for Equatorial Palm Oil plantation; says company has failed to respect several human rights

While piloting a methodology for Human Rights Risk Assessment (HRRA), NomoGaia evaluated the risks of one particular plantation in Liberia: The Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) plantation owned by Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad KLK palm oil company....

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1 December 2015

Above the Law? Time to hold irresponsible companies to account

Author: Marilyn Croser, CORE Coalition & Traidcraft

…[A] small number of irresponsible UK-linked companies operating in developing countries are acting as if they are above the law, putting profit firmly before people.  In doing so they also damage the reputation of responsible British companies,...

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23 July 2015

A report by SOMO & Green Advocates sheds light on the negative human rights impacts of companies with Liberian operations

A report by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and Green Advocates entitled ‘Liberia Back in Business?' raises concerns regarding the human rights impacts of several companies with Liberian operations. The most serious of these c...

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21 January 2015
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3 June 2014

Equatorial Palm Oil response to newspaper article [Liberia

Author: Equatorial Palm Oil

We respond to...[the] allegation...[that]...Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has committed to protect over 20,000 hectares of the Jogbahn clan from encroachment by Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO)...[W]e emphasise that EPO is keen to significantly...

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