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Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch & TUK Indonesia report: "Conflict or consent? The oil palm sector at crossroads"

In November 2013, Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia released a report raising concerns about environmental and social impacts of large-scale expansion of oil palm plantations across Southeast Asia and Africa. 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies named in the report to respond to the allegations contained in the following items: 

-     Press release: “Sustainable Palm Oil: Marketing Ploy or True Commitment? New Research Questions Effectiveness of RSPO Standards”, Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia, 7 November 2013

-     Report: [PDF] “Conflict or consent? The oil palm sector at crossroads” Forest Peoples Programme, Sawit Watch and TUK Indonesia, November 2013 

Company responses / non-responses:

  • Agumil/PPVOMI did not respond

  • Agusan Plantations did not respond

  • Herakles Farms/Herakles Capital did not respond

  • Musim Mas did not respond

Wilmar International did not respond, but referred us to a press release announcing its "No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Policy" aiming to protect communities and forests.

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