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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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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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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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23 October 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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5 October 2019

Indonesia: Palm oil & paper companies under renewed scrutiny for breaking anti-logging commitment following forest fire

Author: Catherine Lai, Asia Times

"Burning issue: Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny", 30 September 2019...

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10 July 2019
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Author: Belga (Belgique)

« Des ONG portent plainte aux Pays-Bas contre ING pour son soutien à l'huile de palme », 5 juillet 2019...

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10 July 2019

NGOs file OECD complaint against Dutch bank ING for financing alleged palm oil abuses; incl. company comments

On 5 July, Friends of the Earth groups from the Netherlands, Liberia and Indonesia filed a complaint against Dutch bank ING Group with the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The complaint concerns...

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29 June 2019

Indonesia: Palm oil giants convene to address labour rights issues & to improve conditions for women workers

Author: Zafirah Zein, Eco-Business

"Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia", 21 June 2019...

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29 June 2019

Australia: Report accuses 'big four' banks of financing palm oil companies linked to land grabbing & human rights violations

A new report Draw the line: A black book about the shady investments of Australian banks in palm oil  published by the Friends of the Earth Australia alleges that four of Australia's biggest banks are complicit in rainforest clearing, land grabbing,...

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16 December 2018

Indonesia: Wilmar to monitor palm oil suppliers using satellites to eliminate deforestation

Author: Robin Hicks, Eco-Business

"Wilmar's supplier mapping plan could be a 'breakthrough' for palm oil industry", 12 December 2018...

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