While Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has made considerable progress on addressing social and environmental problems associated with its operations in Indonesia, the forestry giant still has much to do to rectify historic social grievances in China, says a report published by Landesa and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).
Some private companies are awaiting approval from the Papua provincial government to open palm oil, Industrial Plantation Forest ( HTI ) and other agricultural plantations, a researcher from the Papua Environmental Foundation, Nafli Lessil told tabloidjubi.com on Thursday ( 1/5).
KUALA LUMPUR: LOSSES incurred by the federal and state governments from illegal logging could run into billions of ringgit if the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) four-month Op Tukul in Sarawak is anything to go by.
A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions, potentially undermining these producers' commitments to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, warns a new report published by Greenomics, an Indonesian environmental group.
Palm oil can be produced without driving deforestation, two experts write in a book newly translated to English and published by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). “The problem,” authors Alain Rival and Patrice Levang write in “Palms of controversies: Oil palm and development challenges,” is not the oil palm “but the way people have chosen to exploit it.” Click here to read more about the book. See below for a visual story of oil palm and the controversy behind it (click on
Sustainability is often seen as a woolly concept that has no place in the boardroom. However, the reality is very different.
It is becoming ever more evident that there is tangible business value to be unlocked from looking at your company’s operations through a sustainability lens. And despite what the naysayers would have you believe, it is possible to quantify the benefits of sustainability in the same way as many traditional business activities. More and more companies are realizing and com
Several more clothing companies have committed to eliminate fiber produced via destruction of endangered forests, adding momentum to a zero deforestation movement within the fashion sector, argues a new report published by Canopy, an environmental non-profit.
International agriculture and lumber industries are main drivers of tropical deforestation, according to a new study. Roughly a third of recent tropical deforestation and associated carbon emissions (3.9 Mha and 1.7 GtCO2) can be attributed to the production of beef, soy, palm oil and timber alone. The analysis maps the link between deforestation for the above-mentioned four commodities in eight case countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Ma…
Four of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers signed a landmark commitment in New York in September to further implement sustainable practices across one of the country’s largest commercial sectors. Then-President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) witnessed the undertaking, which is hoped to expand the country’s palm oil industry while making it more environmentally friendly.
Consumers around the world are beginning to favour responsibly produced goods; and many companies that manufacture end-user goods have given themselves deadlines of between 2015 and 2020 to source 100% sustainable products to meet market demand. It is therefore critical that palm oil companies and the governments of the countries that produce them realize how important it is to […]
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