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Sinar Mas limits No-Deforestation Policies to Flagship Companies

The Sinar Mas group, owned by the Widjaja family, is one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia. Its flagship companies Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) have no-deforestation commitments. However, some Sinar Mas companies are not under the scrutiny of such policies.

By Judith Knibbe 1 week ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Video Webinar Available: Why Cross-Commodity No-Deforestation Policies Are Essential for Palm Oil Buyers

Chain Reaction Research held a webinar on October 21st, 2021 looking into a recent Aidenvironment report that documented 133,000 hectares of deforestation since 2016 that are significant producers of palm oil. A view back link is available now.

By Judith Knibbe 1 week ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

PT Hutan Produksi Lestari continues to clear Orangutan Habitat in Indonesia

The Indonesian company PT Hutan Produksi Lestari has cleared 755 hectares of forest between January and August 2021. This makes it the fourth largest deforester for industrial trees in Indonesia in 2021 so far. Since January 2020, the company has owned an industrial tree concession of 10,050 hectares in Kapuas district, Central Kalimantan province. The concession falls within the habitat of the Critically Endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

By Judith Knibbe 4 weeks ago
Highlights, News

Our October 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

Our October 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
News

Meet our new team members

East Africa Office Sarah Nulamansi   Fenet Mekonnen Fenet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. She joined Aidenvironment in June 2021 as a young expert/project officer for the Green Future Farming program at Middle Awash Oromia, Ethiopia. She is based at the Doni field

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Highlights, News

Aidenvironment Demonstrates Integrated Water Resource Management for WASH at World Water Week

During SIWI World Water Week, WASH Alliance International member Aidenvironment, under its brand RAIN, and Wetlands International, Simavi, the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), and IRC organized a session on how Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) can make WASH interventions more resilient to climate change impacts.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Highlights, News

Regional Sustainability Initiatives: A Complementary Pathway to Promote Sustainable Trade Between Key Trading Nations

Solidaridad Asia and Aidenvironment have written a joint paper on regional sustainability initiatives. These initiatives group key public and private stakeholders from key producing and consuming countries around a common sustainability agenda.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Highlights, News

World’s Palm Oil Buyers Need Cross-Commodity No Deforestation Policies

In August, Aidenvironment published a new report highlighting 133,000 hectares of deforestation by ten companies in the industrial tree plantation sector in Indonesia and Malaysia since 2016. All these companies operate oil palm plantations and are suppliers to some of the world’s largest palm oil refiners and traders. These refiners/traders all operate under No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies that commit them to preventing deforestation by their suppliers.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Highlights, News

Connecting EU Timber Operators to Tropical Deforestation-linked Timber

Aidenvironment has recently finalized a study for the environmental law charity ClientEarth on the EU timber market. The study is part of a wider project on the role of timber operators in forest governance, in the framework of two tools to combat illegal logging: Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) and the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The study ultimately aims to inform on whether these tools are still “fit for purpose”.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Webinar: Why Cross-Commodity No-Deforestation Policies Are Essential for Palm Oil Buyers

Please join Chain Reaction Research in this webinar, October 21 10:00 AM EST/4:00 PM CET, as we discuss the need for more ambitious policies and the financial risk of falling short on no-deforestation commitments.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago