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Palm Oil Action Australia | July 27, 2017

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Palm-oil certification helps reduce fire when risk is low

July 17, 2017 |

Palm-oil certification helps reduce fire when risk is low

environmentalresearchweb.org 3 mins read Concessions in Sumatra and Kalimantan certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) saw significantly fewer fires from 2012–2015 when the likelihood of fire was low, … Read More

RSPO Makes Significant Progress on Palm Oil Sustainability

July 17, 2017 |

RSPO Makes Significant Progress on Palm Oil Sustainability

www.justmeans.com 2 mins read The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is an organization dedicated to “transforming the market to make sustainable palm oil the norm.” To accomplish this goal, the RSPO monitors … Read More

January 2017 News Updates

July 14, 2017 |

The face of the magnificent Wreathed Hornbill. Although not currently considered endangered, the large-scale loss of habitat on Sumatra is starting to wreak havoc on the hornbill’s lifestyle.This is becoming an increasing concern for conservationists. Dubbed “˜the farmer’s of … Read More

Indonesia Contributes 58% of Sustainable Palm Oil Production

July 14, 2017 |

Indonesia Contributes 58% of Sustainable Palm Oil Production

en.tempo.co 2 mins read

Oil palm harvest illustration. TEMPO/Ayu Ambong TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesia has contributed 58 percent of the world`s sustainable production of palm oil, stated the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil … Read More

New guidance to improve transparency in palm oil sector

July 14, 2017 |

New guidance to improve transparency in palm oil sector

www.gtreview.com 1 min read

A group of 18 organisations have come together to improve transparency and accountability in the palm oil sector, releasing a set of best-practice reporting guidelines for companies … Read More

The real impact of palm oil and failed policies

July 14, 2017 |

The real impact of palm oil and failed policies

www.euractiv.com 5 mins read DISCLAIMER: All opinions in this column reflect the views of the author(s), not of EURACTIV.com PLC.

Oil companies profit from the direction the European Commission is proposing … Read More

HSBC financing tied to deforestation, rights violations for palm oil in Indonesia

July 14, 2017 |

HSBC financing tied to deforestation, rights violations for palm oil in Indonesia

news.mongabay.com 6 mins read Greenpeace has published evidence of illegal deforestation and violations of local communities by companies that have received more than $16 billion in loans and … Read More

Greenpeace’s ‘Dirty Bankers’ Report Accuses HSBC of Funding Deforestation in Indonesia

July 14, 2017 |

Greenpeace’s ‘Dirty Bankers’ Report Accuses HSBC of Funding Deforestation in Indonesia

jakartaglobe.id 2 mins read

Environmental group Greenpeace International on Tuesday (17/01) slammed HSBC Holdings for allegedly funding palm oil companies in Indonesia that it says have destroyed tropical rainforests. … Read More

Palm oil usage part II: Thinking beyond the RSPO

July 14, 2017 |

Palm oil usage part II: Thinking beyond the RSPO

www.cosmeticsdesign-asia.com 2 mins read

In the second part of our interview with Alexis Maisonet, Marketing Analyst and R&D Innovation Technician at Bentley Labs, we spoke about the short and long-term implications … Read More

Raising the standard with MSPO

July 14, 2017 |

Raising the standard with MSPO

www.thestar.com.my

THE establishment of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification is a testimony of Malaysia’s long-term commitment towards sustainable production of palm oil. Hence, the certification standard is an important step forward for … Read More