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Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threatens no deforestation, no exploitation commitments

While palm oil production in the Brazilian Amazon has relatively lower environmental impacts than soy and beef, our new joint publication Palm oil Production in Brazilian Amazon Threathens NDPE Commitments under our Chain Reaction Research programme shows how also palm oil expansion can be linked to deforestation, fires, exploitive labour conditions, and land disputes.

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

Record Deforestation in Brazil Highlight Need for New EU Import Law

Since the beginning of 2019, when the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office, data shows an accumulated increase of 56.9 percent for the yearly deforestation rate in Amazon biome.

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Soy production in Brazil
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Satellite monitoring in action – ‘Bad’ soy in sustainable animal feed

Aidenvironment research contributed to a television broadcast about Brazil’s soy exports linked deforestation and animal feed companies in the Netherlands.

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

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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 5 months ago