Palm Oil Publications

Conflict Palm Oil In Practice

This report profiles the palm oil plantation practices of one of Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producers, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK).

Conflict Palm Oil

In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind’s closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home than you may think: you’ll find it hidden in the snack food aisle of your local grocery store, and likely in your own shopping cart.

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Palm Oil

What is palm oil? Why are rainforests being burned down for palm oil? How can you help stop rainforests from being burned down for palm oil? These are good questions—and we have answers. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s most widely used edible oil.

Truth and Consequences: Palm Oil Plantations Push Unique Orangutan Population to Brink of Extinction

A manmade inferno inside the globally renowned Tripa rainforest in Aceh, Indonesia is pushing this forest’s unique population of Sumatran orangutans to the brink of extinction. Destruction inside palm oil plantation leases is driving the end of this great lowland forest, despite years of efforts by local communities to defend their forests and livelihood.

Cargill's Problems With Palm Oil

This report documents systemic failures in agribusiness giant Cargill's supply chain.

A Case Study of Cargill's Palm Oil Operations in Papua New Guinea

A case study on Higaturu, one of Cargill’s three oil palm plantations in Papua New Guinea.

Duta Palma: Case Study of a Palm Oil Supplier in Indonesia

A case study on Duta Palma Nusantara, one of Indonesia’s top ten oil palm producers, whose dirty operations are threatening the country's rich rainforests.

Cargill’s Legacy of Destruction: Case Study of a Cargill Owned Plantation in Indonesia

A case study on PT Harapan Sawit Lestari, an oil palm plantation owned and operated by the U.S. multinational corporation, Cargill.