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FMCG Briefing: Wake-up call for palm oil

April Streeter, (Jun 22, 2016)

The RSPO’s suspension of IOI in April has forced even laggard companies to take a closer look at the ‘carbon bombs’ in their supply chains

EthicsWatch: Asia - Indigenous mission to EU tells of palm oil horrors

Terry Slavin, (Jun 22, 2016)

Activists from Indonesia, Liberia, Colombia and Peru have given first-hand testimony that RSPO is failing to stop human rights abuses

BrandWatch – May 2016

Nadine Hawa, (May 20, 2016)

Malaysian palm oil giant IOI sues RSPO

IOI Group vs RSPO: History repeating itself?

Liam Dowd, (May 12, 2016)

IOI Group’s decision to sue the RSPO throws up many questions and points that we've encountered before

PolicyWatch – April 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Apr 20, 2016)

France is risking the wrath of Indonesia and Malaysia by slapping a new tax on palm oil. EU ‘ignoring human rights in Vietnam’, Palace fights poaching and Brazil cracks down on illegal logging

Supplier codes of conduct: Getting the big picture in Asia

Sam Phipps, (Mar 22, 2016)

Auditing can only give a snapshot of what is happening on the factory floor, so some companies are taking a more holistic approach to their supply chains

EthicsWatch: Asia - Oiling the wheels of deforestation

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 22, 2016)

Big buyers of palm oil may have adopted forest-friendly purchasing policies, but they appear still to have little control over their suppliers’ practices

Deforestation briefing: Palmed off - Rumble in the Jungle

April Streeter, (Aug 17, 2015)

Changes, or at least assurances of changes, are coming to the palm oil industry, a mega-business blamed for much of the deforestation in tropical nations

Deforestation briefing: Forests - Trees for life

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 13, 2015)

Trees are a crucial part of the ecological balance that is under threat from human activity

Asia column: Sustainable palm oil - Palmed off with voluntary guidelines?

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 4, 2015)

New guidelines for the palm oil industry have disappointed environmentalists and raised fresh concerns about the protection of rainforests

PolicyWatch – March 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 4, 2015)

Grants for electric vehicles, the EU’s improved food labelling, dam suspension in Panama and curbing conflict minerals

Essay: Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agri-sector

Lucas Simons, (Mar 3, 2015)

The palm oil sector is on the verge of important structural change, but it’s still a long way from true sustainability

Asia series: Supply Chains – Strengthening the weak links

Sam Phipps, (Mar 3, 2015)

Through varied approaches, large companies operating in Asia are taking increasingly active steps to improve the sustainability of their suppliers

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet

Oliver Balch, (Sep 9, 2014)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

NGOwatch – May 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (May 8, 2014)

Ikea sawmill certification, drug costs and more good news for palm oil and paper fibre

South-East Asia briefing: Case study – Indonesia Growth at expense of environmental resources

April Streeter, (May 7, 2014)

Indonesia enjoys a vibrant economy and growing middle class, though much of the growth is based on a system of natural resource extraction that is just starting to seek real sustainability goals

Asia Pulp & Paper: When do you reward a company for reforming?

Toby Webb, (Apr 5, 2014)

APP deserves credit for stopping natural forest clearance, despite its late conversion to the cause, says Toby Webb

Palm oil debate Part 1: Kellogg’s journey towards sustainable palm oil

Diane Holdorf, (Apr 4, 2014)

While palm oil is a small percentage of their ingredients, concerns about the sustainable production of palm oil is high on the Kellog Company’s priority list, says Diane Holdorf

Palm oil debate Part 2: How can companies lead on sustainable palm oil?

Eric Boyle, (Apr 4, 2014)

Hershey has committed to sourcing 100% traceable sustainable palm oil by the end of 2014. This will be difficult without additional transparency from palm oil suppliers, says Eric Boyle

Palm oil debate Part 4: Big business takes the lead

Gina-Marie Cheeseman, (Apr 3, 2014)

From Wilmar and Golden Agri Resources to Kellogg and Hershey, big companies are leading the way by committing to sourcing sustainable palm oil, says Gina-Marie Cheeseman