Criticism of Wilmar continues: Amnesty International finds labour violations

 West Kalimantan 
Boy collecting Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) in an oil palm plantation. Sanggau, West Kalimantan. November 2005. | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Wakx [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] - flickr

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 subsidiary and has been implicated in forced labor, discrimination, low-income and child labor, as Amnesty International reported in a report from 2016.   ... →

Amnesty International accuses Shell of not following through on clean up in the Niger Delta.

According to Amnesty International, Shells claims to have cleaned up the pollution caused by oil spills in the Niger Delta, have turned out to be untrue. In 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP found serious environmental pollution in Ogoniland, caused by severe oil spills from Shell’s pipelines. Shell, promised to clean up the polluted areas.   ... →

United Nations Working Group on business & human rights – Submissions & interventions

On 7-11 May there was the second meeting of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights at the UN Human Rights Council. Meeting included an consultation open to stakeholders. Portal Business & Human Rights Resource Centre published the occurrence of such prepared by Amnesty International, SOMO and FIDH.

More informations on Business & Human Rights Resource Centre website.   ... →