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Labor Exploitation and Human Rights Abuses within the Palm Oil Sector

Workshop builds consensus for a common set of palm oil labor principles for companies, certifiers and governments  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - This week, a group of international NGOs convened with dozens of representatives from labor unions, worker advocacy and human rights organizations from across Indonesia and Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the second Palm Oil Labor Principles Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to build consensus for a widely agreed upon standard for fair labor principles in the palm oil sector. When complete, this detailed set of standards will be delivered as a set of...

Major Importer IOI Falls Short in Latest Pledge to Eliminate Conflict Palm Oil

Despite sector movement toward more responsible palm oil production, IOI Loders Croklaan new policy does not cover all IOI Group’s plantations and operations. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 14, 2014 CONTACT: Christopher J. Herrera, 510.290.5282, Christopher@ran.org San Francisco, CA – Responding to mounting pressure from large corporate customers, consumers and environmental and social justice organizations, IOI Loders Croklaan announced new palm oil commitments today. IOI Loders Croklaan has stated its intention to eliminate palm oil in its supply chain that is associated with deforestation, degradation of carbon-rich peatlands or failure to protect Indigenous and other human and worker rights....

Southern Forests Aren't Fuel

Big energy corporations are clearcutting forests throughout the Southeast United States, chopping the trees into pellets and shipping them to Europe to be burned for fuel. Tell E.U. policymakers to Save Our Southern forests!  Forests aren’t fuel. But biomass companies are cutting down whole trees to burn in European power plants. This scourge is huge, and it’s growing. From Louisiana to Virginia, there are 20 wood pellet facilities up and running, and 33 more being proposed.1 Wood pellet exports from the U.S. doubled last year, from...

Report: Global Biodiversity Hotspot Threatened; Fate of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem Depends on Actions by Indonesian President and Palm Oil Giant Musim Mas

Rainforest Action Network releases evidence linking Musim Mas to deforestation in Leuser Ecosystem; says approval of Aceh spatial plan on new president’s desk would be ‘disastrous’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 CONTACT: Before 11/13, contact Laurel Sutherlin, Laurel@ran.org...

Fabulous Protest Brings Deforestation Concerns to Big Fashion’s Front Door

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 6th 2014 ***Colorful high-resolution images of red carpet runway protest available here CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org Activist models stage elaborate red carpet demo at storefronts of fashion brands implicated in forest destruction, rights abuse San Francisco, CA – Today, shoppers in San Francisco’s central shopping district saw a different kind of fashion show when eight models in red dresses paraded down a red carpet catwalk in front of Prada, Victoria Secret and other storefronts waving placards, banners and mock chainsaws. The voguing women were using a playful medium to call attention to a serious message: many of the biggest names in the fashion industry are making their clothes at the expense of forest destruction, human rights abuses and climate pollution. The activists and supporters present were part of Rainforest Action Network’s (RAN) Out of Fashion...

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