Making Conflict Palm Oil History

In an unprecedented move, the US blocks the import of Conflict Palm Oil as Procter & Gamble shareholders speak up for forests by calling for transparent reporting.

clear cutting in tropical forest

Conservation Breakthrough for the Leuser Ecosystem?

Multiple long term conservation efforts reach fruition with localized solutions  After years of grassroots organizing, field investigations, worldwide media coverage and high profile corporate pressure campaigns, we at Rainforest Action…

MUFG: No. 1 Asian banker of the climate crisis

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) –- the parent company of Union Bank in the U.S. — is Japan’s largest bank. It’s not only financing the construction of more coal plants…

Why are banks and investors still funding Indofood?

This month, 10 banks committed another $2.1 billion in loans to Indonesian noodle giant, Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur – whose instant noodles rely on Conflict Palm Oil produced by its…

Illegal Logging and Road Construction for Palm Oil Pushing Endangered Species to Extinction in the Leuser Ecosystem

Newly collected evidence by Rainforest Action Network field teams exposes that rampant logging, land clearance and road construction for oil palm plantations is leaving endangered Sumatran orangutans fighting for life in isolated forest patches in a region known as the ‘orangutan capital of the world.’ Despite repeated exposés chronicling the controversial practices of both palm oil companies named here, to date, among major palm oil buyers, only Unilever has announced that both companies are on its suspended supplier list. Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz have failed to publicly respond or issue lists of their suspended suppliers in the Leuser Ecosystem.

Palm Oil Giant Suspends PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari

Facing scrutiny after its complicity in human rights abuses was exposed, Golden Agri Resources has suspended controversial palm oil producer PT. Dua Perkasa Lestari but must now engage directly with the suspended supplier to secure remedy for the Pante Cermin community.