sustainable palm oil

Brazilian Agribusiness Eyes Palm Oil: Is the Amazon in Further Danger?

A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development…

Palm Oil from Alleged SE Asia Deforester Hits the Market – But So Far, No Takers

One of South Korea’s largest conglomerates has produced a massive amount of palm oil with alleged links to deforestation in Indonesia. But POSCO…

21 Percent of Palm Oil Now Responsibly Sourced

The RSPO recently announced that 21 percent of the world's palm oil supply is now certified as sustainably sourced. NGOs reply, however, that…

NGO Attacks Pepsi’s Palm Oil Sourcing and Links to Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses

Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN…

Kraft Heinz Releases New Palm Oil Policy, But Some NGOs Are Skeptical

Yesterday the $26 billion food giant Kraft Heinz announced a commitment to create a more sustainable supply chain -- in part by revamping…

RSPO: Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing Worldwide

When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, "We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by…

Ag Commodities Giant Agrees to Stop Deforestation in Africa

This week, the NGO Mighty reached an agreement with Olam to stop deforestation for palm oil and rubber development across its land concessions…

NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse

New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on…

RSPO Touts Progress on Sustainable Palm Oil, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics…

NGOs Urge Palm Oil Industry to Standardize and Improve Disclosures

“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one…

Agreement Reached on ‘No Deforestation’ Standards for Palm Oil Companies

A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains…

Ties to Labor and Human Rights Among Palm Oil Leaders and Laggards

Palm oil defines the world's struggle to make more food and consumer goods products while mitigating their impact on people. So, who are…

As Palm Oil Abuses Widen, WWF Releases Global Scorecard

A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and…

Study: Almost 100,000 Deaths in Indonesia Linked to Forest Fires, Illegal Palm Oil

A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.

Deforestation from Palm Oil Production Continues to Spread in Indonesia

Despite zero-deforestation pledges, some palm oil companies continue with deforestation and the denial of human rights in Indonesia, say a group of environmental…