As we welcome the new year, RAN field investigators have discovered a highly concerning new palm oil mill being constructed directly adjacent to the Leuser Ecosystem. Worse, the mill belongs to a controversial, repeat-offender palm oil company…
Field investigations have once again revealed new land clearing and roading within some of the most important remaining lowland rainforests in Indonesia.
Can you picture a rhinoceros in the rainforest? Add a herd of elephants, families of orangutans swinging through the treetops and tigers prowling the understory and there is only one place in the world you could be: Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, one of Earth’s most ancient forest ecosystems…
Halloween Candymakers Caught Red-Handed Using Illegal Conflict Palm Oil Grown in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’
***For Immediate Release October 29, 2019 Halloween Candymakers Caught Red-Handed Using Illegal Conflict Palm Oil Grown in ‘Orangutan Capital of the World’ Undercover field investigations expose major chocolate brands Nestlé,…
Just weeks after a major undercover field investigation by RAN exposed global food brands as sourcing illegally grown palm oil from within Indonesia’s nationally protected Rawa Singkil Wildlife Reserve, RAN is releasing fresh evidence of deforestation in the region connected to many of the same brands through a different supplier, PT Laot Bangko.
Two Asian palm oil traders that supply to a list of major consumer brands are investigating two mills accused this week of buying from an illegal plantation in Indonesian rainforest that is home to endangered orangutans.
“The fact that it takes an NGO-conducted investigation to expose that these major global brands are still actively sourcing Conflict Palm Oil from illegal sources, years after each of them has issued public policies explicitly committing them to stop sourcing from suppliers destroying rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands, signals a major failure of the implementation efforts conducted to date by these companies. Consumer trust is understandably undermined when…”
Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestlé, according to a U.S.-based environmental group.
The Last of the Leuser Lowlands: Field Investigation Exposes Big Brands Buying Illegal Palm Oil From the Singkil-Bengkung Peatlands
Our undercover investigations expose rainforest destruction for palm oil, grown illegally in a protected wildlife reserve within the Leuser Ecosystem, and used to manufacture snack foods sold around the world.