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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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

Three Industrial Tree Plantation Group Companies Responsible for 4,700 ha Forest Loss in Indonesia

Just three pulp and paper companies in Indonesia were responsible for around 4,700 hectares of forest clearing during the first half of 2021, analysis by Aidenvironment shows. The figure indicates Indonesia is on its way to matching 2020’s deforestation figures, when just five companies were responsible for 13,000 hectares of forest loss. The three groups clearing the most forest in 2021 are Nusantara Fiber, Alas Kusuma and Moorim Group.

By Judith Knibbe 1 month ago
Deforestation industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

Laporan terbaru menunjukkan pentingnya penguatan kebijakan nol deforestasi oleh perusahaan penyuling kelapa sawit

Dalam laporan terbarunya, Aidenvironment mendata pembukaan hutan seluas 133.000 hektar yang dilakukan oleh sepuluh perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang hutan tanaman industri di Indonesia dan Malaysia sejak tahun 2016. Sepuluh besar perusahaan yang ditandai tersebut merupakan rekanan bisnis perusahaan-perusahaan penyulingan minyak sawit terbesar di dunia. Laporan tersebut menunjukkan pentingnya perusahaan penyulingan minyak kelapa sawit untuk memperluas cakupan kebijakan nol deforestasi untuk memasukkan sektor tanaman industri, dan memanfaatkan posisinya untuk melindungi lebih banyak hutan.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Deforestation industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Pulp and Paper

New report calls for strengthening no-deforestation policies by the world’s palm oil refiners

In a new report, Aidenvironment documents 133,000 hectares of deforestation committed by ten companies in the industrial tree sectors of Indonesia and Malaysia since 2016. This includes 21,000 hectares since 2020. The highlighted ten companies are all business partners of the world’s largest palm oil refiners. The report demonstrates the need for these palm oil refiners to expand the scope of their no-deforestation commitments to include the industrial tree sector, and use their leverage to save more forests.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Several Large Indonesian Palm Oil Companies Also Have Risky Mining Businesses

Our latest report dives into the connections between Indonesia’s large palm oil producers and the country’s mining sector. The report aims to shed a light on overlapping company groups in the Indonesian palm oil and mining sectors.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Indonesian KPP Group, a significant contributor to forest loss

The Indonesian Kayan Patria Pratama (KPP) group, active in the provinces of East and North Kalimantan, has cleared 13,500 hectares of forests since 2016. Spatial analysis by Aidenvironment puts KPP among the largest deforesting company groups in Indonesia.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Webinar: Financier Ties to Palm Oil Deforestation

Please join CRR and Forests & Finance in this webinar, July 22 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) to hear about our exciting research on financier ties to palm oil deforestation.

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Papua lost 7,000 ha of forests due to pulp and paper companies

Four companies deforested 7,000 hectares for industrial trees in Papua between 2016 to May 2021, analysis by Aidenvironment reveals. The largest deforester was the South Korean Moorim Group that cleared 3,800 hectares of forests during the said period and continued its clearing through 2021.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Webinar: Evaluating the Universe of Risks in Indonesia Palm Oil

On April 15th, the Zoological Society of London SPOTT (ZSL SPOTT), Chain Reaction Research (CRR), and Orbitas hosted a webinar into the fundamentals for how financiers should analyze a broad range of risks amongst palm oil companies in Indonesia. A link to watch the webinar is now available.

By Judith Knibbe 6 months ago