Criticism of Wilmar continues: Amnesty International finds labour violations

Whether Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble or Kellogg’s, palm oil is included in almost all branded products. Behind it is often one name: Wilmar, an agrarian company and leading palm oil producer. Especially in Indonesia, the Group operates through a   ... →

Wilmar International Ltd. continues to cooperate with third-party suppliers that do not comply with its no deforestation policy

According to a new report by the Indonesian NGO Greenomics, Wilmar International Ltd., a major Asian agribusiness, does not extend its highly acclaimed no deforestation policy to its third-party suppliers. The policy, launched in December 2013, involves commitments of   ... →

Investors call on all palm oil producers to cease deforestation, development on peat lands, and violations of human rights

LONDON, 4 June 2014 – the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is holding a meeting concerning the responsibilities and challenge to increase certified sustainable palm oil production. So far the certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) production worldwide has risen   ... →

Press Release: Deutsche Bank divests from Bumitama after civil society pressure

Brussels/Berlin, May 26, 2014 – Deutsche Bank has told Friends of the Earth Europe and Rettet den Regenwald that it sold its shares in the Indonesian palm oil supplier Bumitama, an important supplier to palm oil giant Wilmar, following months   ... →

Australia’s biggest four banks finance land grabs, illegal logging and child labor

A recent Oxfam Australia report (Banking on Shaky Ground, April 2014)  reveals that Australia’s mayor banks- National Australian Bank (NAB),  Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Westpac and ANZ are funding, directly and indirectly, companies which are responsible for human rights   ... →

Diary of Destruction: FOEE Exposes Illegal Palm Oil Activities in Indonesia

Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) recently announced the release of its factsheet, “Bumitama’s Diary of Destruction,” in a PRESS RELEASE. The fact sheet outlines the destructive and illegal practices currently being carried out in Indonesia by   ... →

Greenpeace Links Procter & Gamble to “Dirty” Palm Oil Operations in Indonesia

After a yearlong investigation of Procter & Gamble’s supply chains, Greenpeace determined that P&G products contribute to climate change, tropical biodiversity loss, and a decline in the region’s endangered species. According to the report, P&G, consuming 460,000 tons of palm   ... →