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Friends of the Earth groups reject investigation into environmental and human rights violations by Indonesian palm oil company

Today, Astra Agro Lestari (AAL) planned and then canceled a kick off meeting for their flawed investigation into the company’s environmental and human rights violations in Central and West Sulawesi, Indonesia, despite repeated concerns from environmental groups and impacted communities. 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Amsterdam, Duazon, Washington – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s largest palm oil producers, has withdrawn from the High Carbon Stock Approach Group, (HCSA Group).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

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

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

Report: Major Indonesian palm oil supplier linked to illegal deforestation, land rights violations

Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company, Astra Agro Lestari (AAL), is responsible for longstanding land rights abuses and environmental destruction in operations undertaken without proper legal permits. Read More

IPCC wakeup call to investors: Stop profiting from climate crisis and human rights abuses

Friends of the Earth US and Transnational Institute released new research calling for urgent action to rein in the financiers driving the climate emergency and profiting from its most devastating impacts. Read More

Indonesia’s Cancellation of Thousands of Plantation and Mining Permits Should Be Followed by Restitution of Land to Local Communities

The Indonesian government's decision is a positive step in taking responsibility for reigning in corporate abuses. Read More

P&G dogged by controversy on forests, human rights at annual meeting for third year in a row

Environmental advocacy groups raised concerns and activists protested for a third year in a row at Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) annual general meeting of shareholders. Read More