A landmark environmental pledge by the world’s largest palm oil producing companies folded on Friday following a threat by Indonesia’s anti-monopoly agency to investigate the group for cartel-like practices. The…
Articles by Jonathan Vit
Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) plans to operate a giant mill in South Sumatra later this year have raised some uncomfortable questions about the veracity of the conglomerate’s lauded no-deforestation…
The Indonesian government’s sustainable palm oil certification program announced the findings of a joint study with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil on Wednesday that details how the two systems…
The Malaysian-owned palm oil company Genting Plantations has again been accused of clearing ecologically important secondary forest in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province according to a recent report by Greenomics that…
[This article has been updated to reflect a statement released by the RSPO on November 18.] The world’s biggest sustainable palm oil organization has been accused of ignoring serious flaws…
Indonesia lost nearly $9 billion in state revenue from unreported timber sales between 2003 and 2014, according to a recent, presidentially sanctioned investigation by the national antigraft agency into the…
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