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Wednesday, Feb 14 2018
EU Reporter: Asia Pulp and Paper is playing a corporate shell game, and #rainforests are losing
"The actions of one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers––Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)––have a huge impact on Indonesia’s forests, tropical peatlands and...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Earther: Prized Forests Lost Big at This Year’s Olympics
"Half of the tropical plywood used in Japan comes from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, which has one of the...
Monday, Jan 22 2018
South China Morning Post: Palm Oil Is Cheap, But It's Also An Eco-Disaster
"The self-regulatory group charged with balancing the successes of the palm oil industry against its labour and environmental abuses has a big year ahead of it, as it...
Monday, Dec 11 2017
Jakarta Globe: RSPO Investigating Reports of Ongoing Labor Abuse at Indofood Plantations
"The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO, announced last week that its complaints panel is currently investigating reports of ongoing worker exploitation at plantations...
Friday, Dec 8 2017
Mongabay: Labor abuses persist in RSPO-certified palm plantations, report finds
"Bambang’s story highlights a different issue: the miserable working conditions at many of Indonesia’s palm plantations. These include excessive working hours, occupational health and safety...
Monday, Dec 4 2017
Jakarta Globe: Labor Abuses Still Exist at Indofood Plantations: Report
"Environmental organization Rainforest Action Network, or RAN, last week called for reforms at Indonesian food giant Indofood, as a new report details ongoing worker exploitation, poverty-level...
Saturday, Dec 2 2017
Voice of America: Report: Ongoing Labor Abuse Found in Pepsi’s Indonesian Palm Oil Plantations
"Workers at several Indonesian palm oil plantations that supply Pepsi and Nestle suffer from a variety of labor abuses, including lower-than-minimum wages, child labor, exposure...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Devex: Opinion: A make or break moment for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
"The palm oil industry has become notorious for its negative impacts on tropical rainforests, indigenous peoples, local communities, workers, and the global climate. For over...
Monday, Oct 2 2017
Vice: Keeping the World's Forests Sustainable Would Cost $160 Billion
"The Rainforest Action Network takes a targeted, campaign-focused approach to forest protection, with an emphasis on climate justice, biodiversity, and human rights through the lens of corporate...
Friday, Sep 29 2017
The Guardian: 'Don't just rely on NGOs': finding solutions to deforestation
"“There isn’t enough action happening now to end deforestation. Companies must rectify their business practices before they expand into new territories, because that old model...