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4 December 2019

Liberia: Community members not included in agreements leading to getting land for oil palm plantations

Author: Joaquin M. Sendolo, Daily Observer (Liberia)

‘Communities Remain Below the Ladder in W/A Oil Palm Industry’ 2 December 2019...

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3 December 2019
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2 December 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo: HRW report alleges European development banks are failing to protect Feronia workers on palm oil plantations

A new report by Human Rights Watch entitled "A Dirty Investment" alleges workers on Feronia-owned palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been exposed to hazardous pesticides, which causes health problems, and suffer abusive...

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2 December 2019

DRC: Four European development banks are financing a palm oil company that is violating workers’ rights and dumping untreated waste says report; banks responded

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Article
25 November 2019

Kazakhstan: NGOs urge Korea National Oil Corporation to address concerns over pollution allegedly caused by oil production activities

Author: Crude Accountability and other NGOs

We are writing to express our deep concern for the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) associated oil production and the threat to one of the largest and most unique underground freshwater desposit Kokzhide in Kazakhstan. This letter addresses...

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15 November 2019

Brazil: Women denounce threats, intimidation and physical and sexual violence by agribusiness workers as palm groves are privatised

Author: Mongabay

“Brazil’s ‘coconut breakers’ feel the squeeze of Cerrado development”, 12 de noviembre de 2019...

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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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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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