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Kellogg’s promise to source fully traceable palm oil

“Kellogg has taken a step in the right direction, but a statement of intent is not the same as a binding, time-bound responsible palm oil policy. For communities and orangutans in Indonesia what matters now is that Kellogg puts this commitment into action with thorough and rapid implementation," said Rainforest Action Network senior forest campaigner Gemma Tillack.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Environmental Concerns Over Palm Oil

I spoke to folks at the Rainforest Action Network. They've been very involved and have spent a lot of time on the ground there, and they say another issue is children working in the industry. What sometimes happens, they say, is that when workers are trying to meet production quotas, if they're not close to fulfilling a quota, they might bring in children to help.


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Here & Now
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Labor Abuses Common in Palm Oil Industry

Eventually, workers on Adam’s plantation were able to enlist the assistance of Rainforest Action Network and the Malaysian NGO Sawit Watch. Pressure from these two groups resulted in many workers being allowed to leave, and promises from KLK to pay back wages to workers and blacklist the third party labor recruiter responsible for providing the workforce for the plantation.

Earth Island Journal
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Make Sure Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Does Not Support Child Labor

Rainforest Action Network is leading a Valentine’s Day campaign to convince Hershey’s and other top chocolate companies to remove Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains. Hundreds of activists in 250+ American cities are placing warning stickers on Valentine’s chocolates in grocery stores this week that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” 


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Green Mom Guid
Friday, February 14, 2014

There’s Nothing Romantic About These Valentine’s Day Candies

This Valentine’s Day, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is urging us all to find a better way to show our love than with store-bought candies

Thursday, February 13, 2014

APRIL's green pledge falls short, say environmentalists

Unlike APP's policy, which applies to all of its subsidiaries and suppliers globally, APRIL's policy is limited in scope, according to Lafcadio Cortesi of the Rainforest Action Network. 

"The policy is limited in the scope of forests it will protect as it fails to cover APRIL's broad array of sister companies and suppliers," Cortesi said in a statement.

Debating deforestation in Indonesia and APP's forest conservation policy

For the past decade and a half, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has been one of the most controversial paper producers on the planet.
Friday, January 24, 2014