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GREPALMA response

Author: Gremial de Palmicultores de Guatemala, Published on: 6 March 2019

In view of the accusations made against the oil palm sector of Guatemala through the opinion published by MONGABAY entitled "RSPO should suspend membership of groups undermining Guatemala's anti impunity commission (commentary)"…which states that we are hampering the work that the International Commission against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) together with the Public Prosecution (MP in Spanish) are doing, we very strongly state that we have never hindered the work done by these agencies against corruption and impunity in Guatemala; we have not sabotaged their work, and much less our democratic system, which this article accuses us of doing. Additionally, it should be noted that the efforts to accomplish sustainability by companies that are already certified, and by those that are in the process of certification are independent of the opinion of this association. The juncture that we are in merits a broader vision and analysis that take into account fundamental principles such as citizen responsibility to develop a true Rule of Law and a system of prompt, impartial and apolitical justice that is equal for all and respectful of Human Rights…

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This is a response from the following companies: Gremial de Palmicultores de Guatemala (GREPALMA)