Permata Hijau exposed again for sourcing Conflict Palm Oil

RAN field investigators have caught one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil processors sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from a notorious company responsible for destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem… again.

Nippon Paper Group Put On Notice: Bushfires Change Everything

Forty-one environmental groups have today written to Japan’s Nippon Paper Group, which owns the Opal Australian Paper mill in Maryvale, Victoria, Australia, detailing concerns around the company’s Australian supply chain. The…

MUFG fails to commit to Paris alignment at 2020 AGM

ESG financing policy now weakest among Japanese megabanks Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Japan’s largest bank, indicated at today’s annual shareholder meeting that it has no intention…

Will Nestlé and Mars intervene to protect Indonesia’s peatlands?

Within Indonesia’s notoriously corrupt, exploitative and destructive palm oil plantation industry, it takes a high degree of well documented bad behavior to stand out among the worst of the worst. But PT. Kallista Alam (PT KA), a palm oil company operating in the Aceh Province of Sumatra, is such a bad actor…

MUFG Falls Behind Peers in New ESG Finance Policy Announcement

MUFG’s policy revisions “disappointing,” says Rainforest Action Network  Japan’s largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), released a revised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) financing policy today, but fell short…