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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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Article
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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Company response
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
5 November 2019

Indonesia: Two activist journalists active in land dispute struggles against palm oil plantation in North Sumatra found dead

Author: The Jakarta Post/ Asia News Network

"Two activist journalists found dead in North Sumatra", 5 Nov 2019...

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Company response
22 October 2019

Freeport McMoRan's reponse

Author: Freeport McMoRan

The PTFI project area is located where indigenous peoples of Papua hold customary land rights. Specifically, the Amungme in the highlands and the Kamoro in the coastal lowlands are considered traditional landowners of the area, along with the Dani,...

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Story
22 October 2019

Indonesia: Freeport McMoRan's Grasberg mine impacts indigenous land rights, company response included

An article by Mongabay from 2017 alleges that PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) never compensated the Amungme and Kamoro people on the land where it operates its Grasberg gold and copper mine. The article also alleges that PTFI was using land in protected...

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Article
12 October 2019

Commentary: Indonesia's toxic haze & forest fire partly attributed to commercial operations will cause health problems for years to come

Author: Maria C. Lo Bue, The Conversation

"Indonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come", 7 October 2019...

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Story
11 October 2019

Indonesia: Report alleges that companies controlled by APP and Sinar Mas are involved in community conflicts

The Environmental Paper Network released a report entitled, Conflict Plantations: Chapter 1: Revealing Asia Pulp & Paper's trail of disputes across Indonesia". It found that  "in just five provinces of Indonesia, at least 107 villages or...

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Company non-response
11 October 2019

Response of Asia Pulp & Paper Sinar Mas

Author: Asia Pulp & Paper

1. In Indonesia all land administratively under villages and there is a land use plan decided by the Government. When the companies received License to operate mostly some communities under the villages have been there inside the concession. To respect...

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