New Study about the effects of Palm Oil Production



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It now well known that the production of palm oil not only has devastating environmental, but also social problems. A study by the German NGO SÜDWIND provides further information into the breaches of social and environmental standards and related human rights violations. It specifically looks at cases in Indonesia, Malaysia and Honduras.   ... →

Press Release: New Study by terre des hommes and SüDWIND on Forced Child Labour.

Osnabrück/ Siegburg, 6 June 2014: Forced labour, similar to slavery, of adults and children is a very lucrative and profitable business generating about 150 billion US in profits annually. According to international estimates, worldwide approximately 21 million people are victims of forced labour, including 5.5 million children. Most of the people affected by forced labour live in India, however, proportionally most forced labourers live in Mauritania, Haiti, Nepal, India and Pakistan.   ... →