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Bill Ending NY State Funding of Deforestation, Climate Destruction Clears Hurdle

A groundbreaking new climate bill, The New York Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, passed through the a key Senate committee today. Read More

PepsiCo, FrieslandCampina suspend palm oil sourcing from rogue company over human rights violations

Last week, PepsiCo and FrieslandCampina confirmed they have suspended sourcing from Astra Agro Lestari (AAL) following investigations into environmental and human rights violations by the palm oil company in Central and West Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read More

Major palm oil company withdraws from anti-deforestation initiative

Amsterdam, Duazon, Washington – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s largest palm oil producers, has withdrawn from the High Carbon Stock Approach Group, (HCSA Group). HCSA Group is a sustainability watchdog and standard-setting body that works to prevent deforestation. This decision follows the company’s failure to adequately respond to… Read More

Statement on Manuel Terán’s killing

Friends of the Earth U.S. expresses our solidarity with those outraged and in mourning at the police killing of Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán, while protecting the South River Forest from logging and exploitation. Read More

New scorecard reveals that consumer goods companies fail to uphold human rights in their palm oil supply chains

Despite frequent talk of sustainability and membership in the RSPO, household brands working with AAL continue to use land grabbing, criminalization and environmental destruction as hidden ingredients in their products. Read More

Consumer Goods Giants Line Up to Suspend Destructive Palm Oil Company for Land Grabbing, Human Rights Abuses

Consumer companies must stay engaged and use their leverage to require Astra Agro Lestari (AAL) to pay for losses and damages caused to communities during nearly 25 years of operations in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read More

Friends of the Earth Responds to Nestle’s Decision to Suspend Business Ties with AAL, Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company

Nestlé’s suspension of AAL from its supply chain is an important first step toward ensuring accountability for ongoing human rights violations. Read More

50+ groups urge consumer brands to cut ties with destructive Indonesian palm oil company

Powerful brands are willfully ignoring evidence of human rights and environmental violations while proclaiming themselves champions of ‘sustainability.’ Read More

P&G Board Members Face Shareholder Vote Over Forest Destruction in Supply Chain

A proposal to shareholders urges Procter & Gamble investors to vote against current members of the board of directors, due to the company’s failure to address unsustainable sourcing of wood pulp and palm oil from climate-critical forests in the Canadian boreal and southeast Asia. Read More

Caught Red-Handed: Reports Expose Ongoing Soy Industry Ties to Land Grabbing, Illegal Deforestation in Brazil

Friends of the Earth U.S., The Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil show that Bunge continues to drive deforestation. Read More