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Musim Mas and Wilmar International responsible for continued deforestation in Leuser Ecosystem

A report published by the Indonesian NGO Greenomics on May 6th 2015 shows the continued deforestation of an elephant habitat in Leuser (Indonesia) by a supplier of Musim Mas and Wilmar International, the company Aloer Timur (part of the Mopoli Raya Group). The clearing of high carbon stock (HCS) land in the Indonesian Ecosystem violates the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge (IPOP) which both companies signed.1

This is also not in line with Musim Mas and Wilmar’s own commitments to sustainability. Both companies have responded to this report promising to investigate and reach out to Mopoli Raya in order to address the issue. They claim to foresee appropriate steps to find a solution to this problem. But neither has cut business with Aloer Timur yet and the environmental destruction continues.2

This is also not the first time Wilmar International has been under scrutiny. Previously, Facing Finance has published controversial cases about Wilmar International in the Dirty Profits Report I. 3

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