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Starbucks under scrutiny for palm oil policy

September 25, 2015 |

edie.net Starbucks under scrutiny for palm oil policy

Starbucks is the latest in a line of companies to have its sustainability credentials scrutinised by SumOfUs

Starbucks is the latest in a line of companies to have its sustainability credentials scrutinised … Read More

Norwegian fund excludes Genting, Daewoo, Posco and IJM over palm oil

September 22, 2015 |

businesstimes.com.sg Norwegian fund excludes Genting, Daewoo, Posco and IJM over palm oil

[OSLO] Norway’s gigantic sovereign wealth fund announced on Monday it was divesting from four large Asian companies over the environmental damage their palm oil activities have on tropical … Read More

Will RSPO’s new standards drive deforestation out of the palm oil industry?

September 22, 2015 |

businessgreen.com Will RSPO’s new standards drive deforestation out of the palm oil industry?

With high-profile companies such as Unilever, Mars, and Dunkin Donuts pledging ever more ambitious goals to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, the certification body in charge … Read More

Without India, you can forget about achieving a sustainable palm oil sector

September 20, 2015 |

Without India, you can forget about achieving a sustainable palm oil sector

All eyes are on India, the world’s largest palm oil importer, and whether companies can help shift consumers towards sustainable choices

In a food stall on a … Read More

New guidelines seek to end labour exploitation in the palm oil industry

September 18, 2015 |

New guidelines seek to end labour exploitation in the palm oil industry by Robin Averbeck, Rainforest Action Network raverbeck@ran.org

05 Aug 2015

The abuses of migrant workers in Southeast Asia has been front page news across the world this summer. … Read More

RSPO to up standards credibility

September 18, 2015 |

Kuala Lumpur: The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) aims to increase the credibility of its standards for certified sustainable palm oil with the backing of science.

To achieve this, RSPO Tuesday signed an initial five-year letter of collaboration (LOC) … Read More

Palm oil a mixed blessing in Indonesia’s peat peninsula

September 18, 2015 |

he Indonesian village of Dosan sits on the edge of the Kampar Peninsula, an enormous swath of peat in Riau province on the island of Sumatra. The peninsula is one of the last strongholds for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger … Read More

Is Malaysia’s palm oil worth the cost?

September 18, 2015 |

Asia Is Malaysia’s palm oil worth the cost? By Jennifer Pak BBC News, Sabah

4 August 2015 From the section Asia

Media caption A Sabah district forestry officer talks about trying to preserve the habitat of the orangutan

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French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability

July 31, 2015 |

French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability

Alex Rownan By Alan Rownan – Ethical Labels Analyst

France’s Ecology Minister, Ségolène Royal, has apologised for her recent comments castigating Nutella over its use of palm oil … Read More

Big boost for small planters

July 30, 2015 |

Saturday, 4 July 2015

By: HANIM ADNAN

Things are looking up: Smallholders from Kampung Chenderong Kelubi in Kampung Gajah, Perak, enjoy steady income from oil palm cultivation. With MSPO certification, smallholders in the country can now join the ranks of … Read More