'Sustainable' palm oil destroys forests in Indonesia. Those responsible for the destruction of Indonesian forests include companies producing so-called 'sustainable' palm oil. This was revealed by the latest Greenpeace investigation into deforestation and palm oil production in Indonesian Borneo.
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THE'sustainable' palm oil destroys the forests in Indonesia. Those responsible for the destruction of Indonesian forests include companies producing so-called 'sustainable' palm oil. This was revealed by the latest Greenpeace investigation into deforestation and palm oil production in Indonesian Borneo.
Indonesia has been hit by a real one in recent months environmental and health crisis. Greenpeace researchers looked into 3 plantations of the western and central region of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
The plantations are owned by the Indonesian companies IOI Group, Bumitama Agri Ltd and Alas Kusuma Group. Companies that are part of important sustainability certification bodies, including the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) e il Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Greenpeace asks RSPO e FSC to act promptly to clarify what happened and expel companies complicit in the spread of fires that destroy peat forests and suffocate Southeast Asia.
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Greenpeace informs us that the palm oil obtained from these plantations it is placed on the market by commodity traders such as Wilmar International, IOI Loders Croklaan and Golden Agri Resources, and also comes in the products of those international brands that have adopted "No deforestation".
"To solve the root problem it is essential that the companies that purchase and use Indonesian raw materials work together to enforce a global commitment of the sector against the use of palm oil from deforestation" - underlined Greenpeace.
Vista the poor reliability of RSPO schemes (on which we had already thought about it some time ago) in 2014 was born the Palm Oil Innovations Group (POIG), with the aim of breaking the link between palm oil production and deforestation.
This group, which brings together companies that produce and use palm oil and environmental NGOs, aims to strengthen and make the RSPO standards more ambitious, focusing on three themes: environmental responsibility, partnership with local communities and corporate and product integrity.
Recently brands such as Ferrero, Danone, Stephenson and Boulder, as well as Indonesian palm oil giant Musim Mas Group.
A few weeks ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo it has promised to ban any further development of production activities that would damage peat bogs, even within existing concessions. Unfortunately, however, the assignment of land is often linked to corruption, as reported by Greenpeace.
This is how Indonesia has lost a quarter of its forests since 1990 due to the indiscriminate expansion of its forests. oil palm and cellulose plantations. Much more urgent action is therefore needed to stop deforestation.
Read and download Thu the Greenpeace report “Under Fire”.
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